MISLEADING HEADLINE: Low and high-carb diets can both raise risk of early death, new study finds

The headline may grab your attention but it is misleading.

https://www.afr.com/lifestyle/low-and-highcarb-diets-can-both-raise-risk-of-early-death-new-study-finds-20180817-h143ys

The study actually says:

“Low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with protein or fat are gaining widespread popularity as a health and weight loss strategy,” said study leader Dr Sara Seidelmann, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

“However, our data suggests that animal-basedlow carbohydrate diets might be associated with shorter overall lifespan and should be discouraged.  NOTE: It is animal-based, with no vegetables.

“If one chooses to follow a low carbohydrate diet, then exchanging carbohydrates for more plant-based fats and proteins might actually promote healthy ageing in the long term.”

In my opinion, that means consuming plant-based fats such as olive oil, palm and coconut oil, nuts, and avocados and seeds.

The headline may grab your attention but it is misleading.

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