It may be better for your health to add butter to your bread and say yes to that extra slice of cheese. A large international study published in the medical journal The Lancet found a high carbohydrate diet is associated with greater risk of an early death, not a diet high in fat.
The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study looked at the dietary intake of 135,000 people in 18 countries for an average of 7 and a half years. People with diets high in total fat intake had a 23 percent lower risk of death. Those who ate the most carbohydrates had a 28 percent higher risk of dying early.
Medical experts say the study shows fats are not bad for you, but it’s still best to consume them in moderation.