“…A dieting craze in Sweden has been blamed for a surprise surge in cholesterol levels that may be putting people at increased risk of heart disease.
The link was uncovered by a 25-year study looking at diet and heart disease risk factors in the north of the country.
An unexpected rise in population cholesterol followed an increase in fat consumption in 2004 – reversing earlier trends.
At the same time there was an explosion in the popularity of low carbohydrate/high fat (LCHF) diets in Sweden.
The diets focus on cutting out sugar and starch -
- while upping intake of fats – including saturated fat…”
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