Study questions traditionalist perception on fats, fruits and vegetables

According to a new study people should imbibe more fats, cut back on carbohydrates and sometime scale back on fruits and vegetables. Over a period of seven years it has been observed that diet which consists of 35 percent calories from fats yielded lower mortality rates than diets with about 60 percent of calories from carbohydrates.

Mahshid Dehghan from McMaster University in Hamilton in Ontario, Canada said that moderation should be followed in the intake of fats and carbohydrates. He also said that cardiovascular disease is a worldwide outbreak with the middle and the lower income countries most affected.

The WHO presently instructs people to limit the energy obtained from 30 percent of energy from fats and evade saturated fats that are found in animal products.  A new data was obtained from Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology study that mustered people ages 35 to 70 in 18 countries between 2003 and 2013. The researchers had accumulated dietary and other information from 135,335 people who were pursued for roughly seven years.

During the study period the researchers found 5,796 deaths and 4,784 cardiovascular occurring like strokes and heart attacks among the study population. The researchers divided people into five groups based on carbohydrate intake. The result showed that the people whose intake of carbohydrates was more were 28 percent more likely to die from any cause than those who ate the least amount.

Again people were demarcated into five groups based on the quantity of fat they consumed. Those who consumed excessive fat were about 23 percent less likely to die during the study than those who ate the least.

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