Carbs -- are they the devil? More and more nutrition scientists believe we eat far too many of them, especially refined carbohydrates and sugars, and that our love affair with doughnuts, pasta, bread and candy is wreaking havoc with our health. (Read the full article here.)

Do low-carb diets work for you? What are the hardest things to give up? Any tips? Or do you think this is all nonsense? We welcome your comments in the discussion below.

-- The L.A. Times health team