Short-term clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets and low-fat diets.
and cardiovascular benefits.
On the other hand, low-carb diets limit carbohydrate consumption more than a moderate diet.
Carbohydrate-rich foods are limited and replaced with foods that contain more fat and protein, as well as low-carbohydrate foods.
371,159 participants aged 50-71 were included in the study, led by an international group of researchers from Beijing, China, and Harvard and Tulane universities in the United States.
Participants were followed for 23.5 years and 165,698 deaths were recorded.
Can a low-carb diet make you live longer?
Findings, ed Journal of Internal Medicineshowed eating a low-fat diet can reduce the risk of death by up to 34 percent each year.
In the meantime, low-carb diets increased the risk of death by up to 38 percent. People on keto-like diets were 28 percent more likely to die from any cause than their high-carb peers.
“Higher mortality rates were observed for the overall low-carbohydrate diet and the unhealthy low-carbohydrate diet, but the risks were slightly reduced for the healthy low-carbohydrate diet,” the researchers said.
Eat Right to Live Longer
“Our results support the importance of maintaining a healthy low-fat diet with less saturated fat to prevent all-cause and specific-cause mortality among middle-aged and older adults,” they said.
What’s more, after a healthy low-fat diet, overall mortality was reduced by 18 percent, cardiovascular disease-related deaths by 16 percent, and cancer deaths by 18 percent.