A report in The Guardian cautions that not all low-carb diets are similar.
Seidelmann, a clinical research fellow in Boston, revealed the added risk of replacing carbs with protein and fats from animals instead of plants.
However, new research points out that both too much carbohydrate and too little in our diet may be a cause for concern.
That's compared with those who follow either very high or very low carb diets. Because of this growing consumption of animal proteins and fats, which are associated with aging in the body.
However, these findings referred only to the short term. However, mortality risk has typically not been investigated, the researchers noted. However, according to the experts, the healthiest low carbohydrate diets feature plant-based food, such as vegetables, plant oils, and pulses.
The male study participants reported an intake of 600-4200 kilocalories per day, on average, while the females said that they consumed 500-3600 kilocaleries per day. They then calculated average caloric intake and the proportion of calories coming from different food groups based on questionnaires the participants completed outlining the types of food and drink they consumed, portion sizes and how often they ate. They were asked questions about their eating habits.
In the second stage of the study, the team conducted a meta-analysis of cohort studies that summed up over 430,000 people from across the world.
The second part of the study reinforced these findings and found that replacing carbs with animal proteins in a low-carb diet correlated with a higher risk of mortality than consuming carbs in moderation. According to the study authors, "many" randomised controlled trials of low carbohydrate diets suggest beneficial weight loss and improvements in cardiometabolic risk.
Researchers concluded that people who ate a moderate amount of carbohydrates lived four years longer than those with low-carbohydrate consumption and one year longer than those who ate a lot of carbohydrates.
The study is from The Lancet Public Health. Those who eat more meat like chicken, lamb and less carbohydrates, their mortality risk tend to be higher than those who get their protein from foods such like avocados, nuts and legumes.
"We need to look really carefully at what are the healthy compounds in diets that provide protection", Seidelmann said. Dr. Seidelman stated that people should not follow this diet for a long period of time.