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Sweden Recommends Low-Carb, High Fat Diet.
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Sweden Recommends Low-Carb, High Fat Diet.

"Recent studies fail to show a link between saturated fat intake and risk of cardiovascular disease, with saturated fat actually found to be protective"

"Another US study showed a ‘low fat’ diet was worse for health than one which was low in carbohydrates, such as potatoes, pasta, bread."

"Some western nations, such as Sweden, are now adopting dietary guidelines that encourage foods high in fat but low in carbs."

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"The recommendation is based on a literature review of 16,000 studies on diet and obesity, published by Swedish government advisers at the Council on Health Technology Assessment in September. The review suggested that following a low-carb, high-fat diet will improve body weight, blood sugar and good high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol without adverse effects on low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. An  even lower carbohydrate intake (20% of total calories) would result in more benefits including improved blood sugar levels for individuals with obesity and diabetes and marginally decreased levels of triglycerides"


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