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Abstract #2262

A low carbohydrate and high fat diet causes excessive myocardial lipid content.

sa Carlsson 1,2 , Maja Sohlin 1,2 , Sofi Holmquist 2 , Eva Forsell-Aronsson 2 , and Maria Ljungberg 1

1 Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, VGR, Sweden, 2 Radiation Physics, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, VGR, Sweden

During last years a diet with low carbohydrate and high fat content (LCHF) has become very popular in Sweden. There is, however, very little knowledge about the internal and long term effects of this kind of diet. In this study, cardiac MR spectroscopy is used to measure the myocardial lipid content in dieting and non-dieting volunteers. For both groups the myocardial lipid content was dependent on body mass index (BMI) and waist to hip ratio (WHR) alone. The group on diet showed excessive myocardial lipid content compared to the non-dieting group.

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