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Scientists of the Medical University of Lodz (Poland) found that low-carb diets that are considered part of a healthy lifestyle, increase the risk of premature death. About it reported in a press release on EurekAlert!.
In long-term study, which took place in 1999-2010 years, involved 24 825 people, whose average age was reached 47.6 per year. Experts have studied the connection between low carbohydrate diets and mortality from various causes, including ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease (stroke) and cancer.
It turned out that those who had the lowest level of carbohydrate intake, the risk of premature death increased by 32 per cent at 6.4-year follow-up compared to the average. The risk of death from heart disease, stroke, and tumors were increased by 51, 50 and 25 percent, respectively. This Association was strongest in older people who are not obese.
The results were confirmed in a meta-analysis of seven studies that, in total, took part 447 of 506 people. The researchers found that low level of carbohydrate intake is more dangerous than high and leads to an increase in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer by 13 and 8 percent, respectively. One possible reason for such relationship is probably a concomitant increase in the consumption of animal protein and fat, and insufficient intake of fiber and other substances of plant origin.
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