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Low-fat Diets Can Be Harmful Too – Finds Study

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Those of you who take up low-fat diet in order to lose weight are committing one major mistake. A new study has claimed that low-fat diets are actually harmful than we think.

For the study, researchers from Canada's McMaster University had taken up 135,335 participants from 18 different countries.

During the course of study researchers found that the lowest saturated fat consumption had a 13% higher risk of early death, while higher consumption of fats had a 23% lower chance of premature death. The study also linked saturated fat intake with lower risk of stroke.

Participants, were monitored between 2003 and 2013. Their food consumption pattern was closely monitored. The participants were then divided based on the amount of energy they got from certain food groups like carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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During the follow-up, the mortality rate and cardiovascular disease were assessed. 5,796 deaths and 4,784 major cardiovascular disease cases were reported.

The researchers also came up with the report that replacing fats with carbohydrates like bread and rice could be one of the reason as people were not able to receive the important nutrients the body needs.

High consumption of carbohydrates put people at a 28% chance of premature death, according to the study.

The study was originally published in the journal The Lancet.

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Story first published: Friday, September 8, 2017, 23:00 [IST]
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