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Death of the low-fat diet

Comment: Have you attempted to improve your health or decrease your weight on a low-fat diet? This new research says the low-fat diet is the wrong option. Our bodies need healthy fats! The Mediterranean diet includes olive oil, nuts, and cheese. All in moderation, this diet is the best option for the well-being of our bodies. 

 

Research: 

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published results of a study comparing the impact of a low-fat diet versus a Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular disease. The study was stopped short because the members of the low-fat diet group got significantly more heart disease. According to this study, the Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil, nuts, and other healthy-fat foods is healthier for our bodies.

Studies have shown that people with pre-existing heart disease had a 30 percent increase in their risk of heart disease while on a low-fat diet! 

Another study performed by the New England Journal of Medicine randomized 7,500 people on a low-fat or Mediterranean diet with more fat. Again, the result was obvious and the group on the low-fat diet got significantly more heart disease.

The group on the low-fat diet also experienced a much higher risk of getting diabetes. Several studies show that people on a low-fat diet have a harder time losing weight and keeping it off.

In conclusion, low-fat diet equals more heart disease, more diabetes, and more obesity.

Original article at http://www.lowcarbdietnews.com/the-death-of-the-low-fat-diet/

 

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