Massachusetts, EU.- The moderate consumption of carbohydrates can be healthy and prolong life, according to a new study by scientists at Brigham and Women & # 39; s Hospital in the city of Boston that was published last Thursday. The conclusions are collected by MedicalXpress.
The study included 15,000 428 adults between the ages of 45 and 64, who consumed between 200,000 and 4,000,000 calories every day. The participants answered questionnaires at the beginning of the study and 6 years later and indicated which type of food they were following.
Researchers estimate the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and mortality after considering age, gender, physical activity and education, among other factors. During the 25 years of the study 6,000 283 of the participants died.
The results of the study showed that both low and high consumption of carbohydrates leads to a low life expectancy.
Meanwhile, scientists discovered that after the age of 50, life expectancy was extended by an average of 33 years for the group with moderate carbohydrate consumption, four years more than those with low carbohydrate consumption and a year more than those with high consumption.
The study also showed that diets that replace carbohydrates for fats and proteins from animals such as chicken, beef or lamb are related to higher mortality, while the consumption of vegetable proteins is linked to low mortality.
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