Heart disease and diabetes risks tied to carbs, not fat, study finds

December 3, 2014 12:07 PM

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Heart disease and diabetes risks tied to carbs, not fat, study finds

Is the pendulum swinging back? In what seems contrary to mainstream dietary advice, a small new study shows that doubling the saturated fat in a person's diet does not drive up the levels of saturated fat in the blood.

Rather, the study found that it was the carbohydrates in people's diets that were linked with increased levels of a type of fatty acid linked to heart disease and type-2 diabetes. The results of the study, which followed 16 middle-aged, obese adults for 21 weeks, were published Nov. 21 in the journa...

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