Low-fat diet could kill you, major study shows

Teunis Felter
Written by Teunis Felter

Low-fat diets could raise the risk of early death by almost one quarter. A study of 135,000 adults found those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those enjoying plenty of butter, cheese and meats. Participants eating the highest levels of carbohydrates – particularly refined sugars found in fizzy drinks and processed meals – faced a 28 per cent higher risk of early death. But the latest research found those with low intake of saturated fat raised chances of early death by 13 per cent compared to those eating plenty.  And consuming high levels of all fats cut mortality by up to 23 per cent.



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Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter has over 20 years experience as an author, editor, and scientist. When not exploring outside, he enjoys reading history, researching genealogy, and civilly discussing politics.