Low-carbohydrate diets in Australia: prevalence and public perceptions

Timothy C Crowe and David Cameron-Smith
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06824.x
Published online: 6 June 2005

Timothy C Crowe,* David Cameron-Smith

  • School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125.


Competing interests:

The Newspoll survey was commissioned by GoGrains (a nutrition communication initiative established for the Australian grains industry). The complete and unedited results from the survey were provided to the authors by GoGrains for independent analysis and scientific reporting without restriction. The authors were not involved in designing or conducting the survey, and have no commercial or personal relationship with GoGrains or the Australian grains industry.

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