Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis.
Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis was published in Lancet Public Health this past summer (August 2018), reported that both a low-carb diet (less than 40 percent of calories from carbs) and high-carb consumption (more than 70 percent of calories from carbs), was associated with a higher rate of death from all causes. The article was a surprise to many and was one of the most widely talked-about articles on the internet in 2018. Marc Bellemare submitted a response to the Lancet, arguing that the presence of unobserved confounders weakens the study's conclusion.
What do you think? Is dietary research missing the bigger picture or jumping to conclusions?
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