It seems like every few weeks, a new diet fad is making the news. Focussing less on research, and more on hype, these diets claim to help people lose weight and extend their life. However,what does the research say?
A new study published in the Lancet. Public Health 2018, 3 (9): e419-e428 examined carbohydrate intake to mortality.
15,428 adults aged between 45 to 64 years of age were studied for their carbohydrate intake and its replacement with either animal or plant-based proteins.
The results derived from this study were as follows:
This study suggests consuming about 50% of your caloric intake from carbohydrates and focussing on more plant-based protein sources can help reduce mortality.
To learn more about this study click here: Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis