Filipino slum children eat a meal of rice, noodles and fish. Families in Asia get a higher proportion of energy from carbohydrates than those in the West. Photo: AFP

Why West’s low-fat diet advice could be deadly for Asia’s poor, because they’ll likely eat even more carbs

Telling people already on a high-carb, low-fat diet to eat less fat will only get them eating even more carbs – increasing their risk of death – because of the high cost of fruit and vegetables, say researchers

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Filipino slum children eat a meal of rice, noodles and fish. Families in Asia get a higher proportion of energy from carbohydrates than those in the West. Photo: AFP
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