There has been confusion for several years over link between carbohydrate restriction and mortality. Some studies said that low-carb diet leads to premature death risks; while the others stated the opposite. Did you too get confused with these controversies? If yes, then here's something that might help you to breathe a sigh of relief. A new study has stated that there is no link between overall carb or fat restriction and longevity. It is rather associated with what you eat. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine journal, said that low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets may be associated with mortality, depending on the "quality and food sources of macronutrients".
This study included a total of 37,233 adults from the United States. During the years of follow-up, a total of 4866 deaths occurred. The researchers found that mortality rates remained similar between people who followed low-fat, low-carb diet and who did not. This concluded that there is no such association between low-carb, low-fat diet and mortality. It was rather found in the study that unhealthy low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets lead to high mortality; whereas healthy low-carb and low-fat diet decreases the mortality rate.
Through this study, it can be understood that we must keep a check on what we eat, even if we are going on a low-carb diet.
Now, keeping all your worries and confusion aside, add goodness to your low-carb or low-fat diet and lead a healthy life.
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