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Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables

OTTAWA: Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests. Over the course of about seven years, diets with roughly 35 percent of calories from fats were tied to a lower mortality rate than diets with about 60 percent of calories from carbohydrates. “What we are suggesting is moderation as opposed to very low and very high intakes of fats and…