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General Category => Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More => Topic started by: ChrisSmolinski on July 09, 2018, 2009 UTC

Title: Carbohydrates are killing us
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on July 09, 2018, 2009 UTC
This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. Its the leading cause of death for both men and women.

For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains especially whole ones were thought to help everything from high cholesterol to digestion.

A growing body of research suggests this advice was wrong. For most people, its carbohydrates, not fats, that are the true cause of heart disease.

Consider a report published last year in The Lancet that studied nutrition among more than 135,000 people across 18 different countries making it the largest-ever observational study of its kind. The researchers found that people who ate the least saturated fat about the same amount currently recommended for heart patients had the highest rates of heart disease and mortality. Meanwhile, people who consumed the most saturated fat had the lowest rate of strokes.

Limiting intake of carbohydrates, rather than fats, is a surer way to decrease the risk of heart disease. An analysis of more than a dozen studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that patients on low-carb diets had healthier body weights and cardiovascular systems than those on conventional low-fat diets. Im a cardiologist in Virginia and my own patients have seen the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet firsthand.


Full article: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/8/fatty-foods-dont-cause-heart-disease-bread-and-pas/