CARBS or FAT?

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Is it bet­ter to eat more carbs, in whole grains, or more fat? A new study, which ex­am­ined more than 135,000 peo­ple from 18 coun­tries, sheds some light on the ques­tion. Re­searchers tracked peo­ple be­tween the ages of 35 and 70, for about 7 years. “Our find­ings do not sup­port the cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tion to limit to­tal fat in­take to less than 30 per­cent of en­ergy and sat­u­rated fat in­take to less than 10 per­cent of en­ergy,” said Cana­dian study in­ves­ti­ga­tor Mahshid De­hghan, PhD. Rather, he sug­gested that about 35 per­cent of daily calo­ries from fat may lead to a longer life. Study high­lights in­clude:

Peo­ple who ate the most carbs had a 28 per­cent higher risk of death. Com­pared to peo­ple who ate the least fat, those who ate the most were 23 per­cent less likely to die soon and 18 per­cent less likely to have a stroke.

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