Low Carb Diet and Net Carbs

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"Net Carbs": The Lowdown on Low-carb Labeling

"Measures of "net carbs" often subtract out the carbohydrates due to sugar alcohols. The scientific basis for discounting all sugar alcohol effects is questionable. It is based on the assumption that all sugar alcohols behave the same in the body, and in a way that is significantly different than other carbohydrates - an assumption that is largely untrue"

Full Text: Wendi A. Benalt (2005) ""Net Carbs": The Lowdown on Low-carb Labeling", Nutrition Bytes: Vol. 10: No. 1, Article 6.