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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: carbohydrates | fat | mortality | obesity

High-Carb Diet Increases Mortality

Dr. Brownstein By Tuesday, 10 March 2020 04:28 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology study is a large cohort study of people ages 35 to 70 in 17 countries with a median follow-up of 7.4 years.

Scientists studied the dietary intake of 135,335 individuals using a validated food frequency questionnaire. The subjects were stratified into quintiles of nutrient intake (carbohydrates, protein, and fat). The results were published on the website of the journal The Lancet.

The researchers found a higher carbohydrate intake was associated with a 28 percent increase in risk of total mortality in the highest vs. the lowest quintile. Intake of total fat was associated with a 23 percent lower risk of total morality.

It did not matter whether the fat was saturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated — they all showed lower risk. Higher saturated fat was associated with a 21 percent lower risk of stroke.

Dietary fat has been vilified in our society. About 50 years ago, our government told us to eat more carbohydrates in the form of grains. We complied, and we became the most obese people on the planet.

Now, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.

The human body needs dietary fat for building cell membranes. I council patients to limit refined foods, particularly grains, sugar, and flour.

More information about a healthy diet can be found in my book, The Guide to Healthy Eating.

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About 50 years ago, our government told us to eat more carbohydrates in the form of grains. We complied, and we became the most obese people on the planet.
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