More Evidence to Link Saturated Fat Intake and Coronary Heart Disease

by Thilaka Ravi on  July 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM Heart Disease News
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Researchers have analyzed data from a prospective cohort study and come up with more evidence to link saturated fat intake with coronary heart disease.
More Evidence to Link Saturated Fat Intake and Coronary Heart Disease
More Evidence to Link Saturated Fat Intake and Coronary Heart Disease

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Kay-Tee Khaw of the University of Cambridge, UK and colleagues analyze data from a prospective cohort study and show associations between plasma concentrations of saturated phospholipid fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease, and an inverse association between omega-6 polyunsaturated phospholipid fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease.

The authors comment: "Early guidelines to prevent [coronary heart disease] recommended reductions in saturated fat but little consistency as to what might be substituted: other fats, protein, or carbohydrate. Our results add to the accumulating evidence that substitution of saturated fat by n-6 polyunsaturated fat may have more [coronary heart disease] benefits."



Source: Eurekalert

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