Source: 24/7 News
(Boston, MA) -- A major new study says both low-carb and high-carb diets can raise your risk of an early death.
The study published in the Lancet health journal says a moderate amount of carbohydrates is best for a healthy lifespan.
The lead researcher in the study said low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with protein and fat are gaining widespread popularity, but their data suggests that those low-carb diets might be connected with shorter life spans.
They found that 50-year-olds eating a moderate carb diet on average had a life span one year longer than those on a high-carb diet, and four years longer than those on a low-carb diet.