Over a period of 21 days, the scientists fed a group of rats (experimental) a 70% carbohydrate diet with astonishing or rather shocking results (cf. table 1)
Within three weeks the rats developed a fatty liver and their heart fat mass increased by 43%. While the scientists did not provide much information about the overall underlying mechanism of these changes, they emphasize the pronounced decline in tissue vitamin E produced by the high carb consumption. In how far additional vitamin E may have prevented some of the fat accumulation yet remains unknown and would warrant further investigation.