For decades, the medical world has argued that low-fat diets are the key to health. But a large new study (135K people, 18 countries) provides fresh evidence that that may be damaging info.

Compared with people who ate the lowest 20 percent of carbohydrates, those who ate the highest 20 percent had a 28 percent increased risk of death. People with the highest 20 percent in total fat intake had a 23 percent reduced risk of death. And higher fat diets were also associated with lower stroke risk.

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI