It’s official: too many carbs are unhealthy, saturated fat is fine

Eat more fat, less carbs to live healthier for longer, 10-year study published in the Lancet shows

In a 10-year, 18-country study of 135000 people aged 35-70 years old published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet a few days ago, it was found that eating too many carbohydrates increases mortality from all causes (but does not increase the chance or death from cardiovascular disease, specifically).

The same study has found that fat consumption in general (saturated or unsaturated) was not associated with heart disease or heart disease mortality. In fact, saturated fat was found to reduce the chance of stroke.

The authors of the study suggest that governmental dietary guidelines should be amended, in light of these findings.


Georgios' comment

This epidemiological study proves quite conclusively that a high-fat, low-carb diet is superior, healthwise, to high carb. So that rib-eye steak is not so bad after all, as long as you don't combine it with lots of fries and bread.

In other words, a high-fat low carb diet is good for you, but not a high-carb, high-fat one. Apparently you must choose, you can't have everything!


Source [Clinical study]

Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study



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