Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

_102980680_gettyimages-855098498Source: BBC News

A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests.

Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses.

But a US study over 25 years indicates that moderate carb consumption – or switching meat for plant-based protein and fats – is healthier.

The study relied on people remembering the amount of carbohydrates they ate.

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Categories: Food, Health, The Muslim Times

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