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Sue Hughes reports from Barcelona, Spain for Medscape on August 29, 2017:

A new study of dietary habits in 135,000 people around the world is set to shake up the nutrition field, with results showing high fat intake-including saturated fat-was associated with a reduced risk of mortality. The PURE study, which followed participants from 18 countries for 7 years, also found that high carbohydrate intake was associated with an increased risk of mortality...
Senior author of the PURE study, Dr Salim Yusuf (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON), commented to Cardiology:
My advice to the general population to lead a healthy lifestyle is don't smoke and take exercise...And then I would say maintain a reasonable weight...Eat a balanced diet-a bit of meat, fish, several portions of fruit and vegetables, but you don't have to be vegan or eat an excessive amount of plants to be healthy...This is good old-fashioned advice. When I showed these results to my mother, she said, 'Why did you bother doing this study? This is what our grandmothers and their grandmothers have been advocating for centuries.' And actually she is right.    

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