Vegetable Based Low Carb Diets Better for Health

Recent research has highlighted that vegetable-based low carb diets can be related with lower mortality rates and lower death rates from cancer and cardiovascular disease .
This is a finding of the Nurses’ Health study of 85,168 women aged between 34 and 59 and 44,548 men aged between 40 and 75 who were on low-carb diets whereby they derived protein from animal or plant sources. The women were monitored from 1980 to to 2006, with the men being assessed between 1986 and 2006. 12,555 participants died within those years.
Thosw who consumed an animal-based diet had a statistically significant higher overall mortality risk as well as an increased risk of death from cancer. A vegetable-based diet was related with a lower mortality rate and a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease.
The authors consider that the link between lower risk of cardiovascular death and vegetable-based diets may be due to fewer unsaturated fats, dietary fibre, micronutrients, minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals.

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