Since 1970, here in the United States began to reduce the percentage of calories from saturated fat, but obesity rates during this period more than doubled. The rates of diabetes and heart disease tripled are still the leading cause of death in the population.
Recent research suggests that the processed carbohydrates, which many people eat today in place of saturated fats, may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease more than saturated fat intake
Meir Stampfer is a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and an author of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that followed 322 obese for two years, when they adopted one of three diets: low dietary intake of fat , Mediterranean diet – caloric restriction diet rich in vegetables and low in red meat, diet with low carbohydrate intake without caloric restriction.
Although they made a diet low in carbohydrates have eaten more saturated fats, they finished the study with healthier levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol and lost twice as much weight than those who ate low in saturated fat.
Another study examined 65 000 women and found that those who ate more rapidly absorbed carbohydrates – which have a high glycemic index – had a 47% greater likelihood of acquiring type 2 diabetes than those who ate foods of low glycemic index (the amount of fat intake did not affect the risk of diabetes).
I’m not saying that people should start eating saturated fats in any quantity. What is being shown that replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates with high glycemic index as well as provide no benefit, may, however, cause damage to the body.
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