Re­duce fat to live longer, study finds

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LOW-FAT di­ets can re­duce the risk of dy­ing young by al­most one-fifth as well as im­prov­ing obe­sity and di­a­betes, ac­cord­ing to new re­search.

A study of more than 30,000 obese adults found they were 18 per cent less likely to end up in an early grave if they cut back on fat.

Dr Chen­han Ma, of Aberdeen Univer­sity, said: “By im­pli­ca­tion our data sup­port pub­lic health mea­sures to pre­vent weight gain and fa­cil­i­tate weight loss us­ing these types of diet.”

The study was pub­lished in the BMJ.

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