Letters: May 24, 2004

Low-Carb Nation "Carbs, shmarbs! Fad diets come and go, but eating smart and exercising will always stand the test of time." JOHN SHIN, M.D. Edgewater, N.J.

In your report on eating foods with relatively few carbohydrates [May 3], you stated that "nutritionists are horrified" by America's obsession with low-carb diets. As a registered dietitian, I disagree. This is a great opportunity for people to develop a healthy and balanced long-term eating plan to manage their weight. In my years of counseling clients, I learned you can certainly attract more bees with honey--though in this case I'd use honey with fewer carbs....

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