High-carb diet takes a toll

High-carb diet takes a toll

New research links diabetes, heart disease risk to diet high in carbs, not fat.

THE current dietary guidelines for Americans recommend limiting saturated fat consumption to 7-10% of total energy intake and consuming the majority of calories from carbohydrates.

Often, in order to reach this goal, individuals will avoid eating or will eat less of foods that contain saturated fat, such as beef, eggs and high-fat dairy. This typically results in dietary saturated fats being replaced by greater amounts of carbohydrates.

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