Can Stuffing Your Face at the State Fair Make You Live Longer?

posted by @mollieonair - 

A new medical study suggests low-carb diets lead to an early death. So...stuff your face at the State Fair and don't feel shamed of it! 

...Right? Not so fast...

The study, published in The Lancet Public Health, suggests low and high-carb diets can shorten life, USA TODAY reports. However, certain carbs can promote a "healthy" lifespan. 

Researchers found that test subjects who ate a "moderate amount" of carbs lived 4 years longer than those with low-carb diets (less than 40% of overall daily calories) and one year longer than those who consumed a high amount of carbs (greater than 70% of total daily calories). 

So stuffing your face at the State Fair is probably not recommended to live longer. But if you're trying to enjoy yourself while eating in moderation at the fair, keep in mind that what counts most, according to co-author of the study, Walter Willett, is "...the type of fat, protein, and carbohydrate." 

Ugh. Let's just forget about all of this and enjoy ourselves for 12 days, yea?

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