CARBS or FAT?
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.