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North Americans are eating more fat and less carbohydrate, study finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 29 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5191
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

While nutrition experts continue to debate the risks and benefits of dietary fats, consumers seem to have made up their minds, judging by their changing eating habits—consuming more foods rich in saturated and monounsaturated fats and cutting the amount of carbohydrates in their diets, a report by Credit Suisse has concluded.1 The international financial services company prepared the 76 page report to provide guidance for its clients’ investing strategies.

The report said that, although a survey covering six countries had found that most consumers agreed with most current recommendations to lower their intake of …

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