ASK OUR EXPERTS

Choose Topic
Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Home »  Nutrition »  Vegetable-based low-carb diet cuts health risk

Vegetable-based low-carb diet cuts health risk

A low-carbohydrate diet that derives fats and proteins from vegetable sources rather than meats is probably healthier.

Vegetable-based low-carb diet cuts health risk

A low-carbohydrate diet that derives fats and proteins from vegetable sources rather than meats is probably healthier.

Several small, short-term studies have shown that low-carbohydrate diets lead to weight loss. To examine the association of low-carbohydrate diets with mortality, researchers did study in two phases - one followed 85,168 women, aged 34 to 59 years at baseline for 26 years and other followed 44,548 men, aged 40 to 75 years at baseline for 20 years. At baseline, none of the participants had heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. The researchers classified the participants' diets according to degree of adherence to the following dietary patterns - animal-based low-carbohydrate, and high-vegetable low carbohydrate. They then compared death rates between the highest and lowest adherence groups for each pattern.

Comparing the two types of diets over two decades, it was found that the low-carbohydrate, vegetable-based plan resulted in reduced rates of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer, and a lower rate of all-cause death overall.

Men and women on the animal-based low-carbohydrate diet had a 23 percent increased risk of death, a 14 percent increased risk of dying from heart disease and a 28 percent increased risk of dying from cancer. Participants who incorporated vegetable-derived fats and proteins had a 20 percent lower death rate and a 23 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease.

Plant-based low-carbohydrate diets get their fats mostly from vegetable oils, nuts and peanut butter. Proteins can come from legumes, nuts and whole grains.

This study is the first of its kind to demonstrate the link between different types of low carbohydrate diets and mortality. It indicates that all low carbohydrate diets are not the same, and one that is based on plant foods is a better choice than one that is based on animal foods.

................... Advertisement ...................

   

FAQ

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

Latest stories

Swine Flu Kills 11 In Nagpur, 4 In Indore: Tips To Prevent Swine Flu

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00:13 IST
As many as 11 people died of swine flu in the Nagpur division in the past two days, taking the death toll 73 for the year, whereas four deaths were reported in Indore in a matter of past 24 hours.

Breathing Dirty Air May Lead To Kidney Failure: Study

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:00:58 IST
Air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, which can lead to the failure of the organ, a study has warned.

Sexual Touch At An Early Age May Lead To Early Puberty

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:02 IST
German researchers found that women who were touched on their genitals at a young age experience changes in their brain and that touch triggers puberty.

Moderate Physical Activity For A Healthy Heart, Longer Life

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:23 IST
A recent study concludes that 1 in every 12 global deaths could be prevented, if all of us adhered to at-least 30 minutes of exercise each day, or 2.5 hours in week. Read on to know moderate exercising could help prevent heart disease and help you live longer.

11 Infants Being Treated For The E-Coli Infection At PGIMER

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:42 IST
The PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) battles against the outbreak of E-Coli infection in its Neonatal ICU. 1 infants are getting treatment for this infection at the moment, hospital sources reveal.