Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE)

Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study.
The Lancet 29 August 2017.

The dietary intake and the incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality was tracked in 135 335 individuals from 18 countries. Increased fat consumption was associated with a 23% reduction in mortality and saturated fat was associated with 21% reduction in stroke.

Figure 1 from the study demonstrates the association between different macronutrient consumption and risk of various disease.

The authors concluded that they did not observe any detrimental effect of fat intake on cardiovascular disease.

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