Is carbohydrate consumption a recommended medical treatment for any pathology in otherwise healthy, sedentary people? By sedentary, I mean sitting at a desk most of the day, with no more than 5 hours per week of physical activity. (This is not to say that sedentary people have an easy life. It's just that intense mental and emotional activity, as stressful as it can be, unfortunately does not count towards physical activity.)
Carb intake reduction is a recommended medical treatment for plenty of pathologies, including erratic circadian rhythms and erratic blood sugar.
Conversely, carb consumption is recommended for strength trainers. My question is whether carbs have any medical value for sedentary people.
I can also see that carb consumption in sedentary people might be recommended in order to satisfy a habit in sedentary people whose brain and metabolism are not yet fat-adapted. However, this would not be for medical reasons, so much as tackling one habit at a time for improved overall outcome. For example, if the person has work relationship issues or drug dependence, those might be solved before cutting carbs. As trying to fix everything at once is likely to fail.
Carb deficiency has been suspected of causing various conditions in sedentary people, such as peripheral neuropathy. However, the pattern seems to be that carb deficiency is not the underlying cause of any disease. Is that correct? I feel that the more general question has not yet been asked on this forum: Is there any medical reason for sedentary people to consume carbs?