Saturated fats again shown to increase risk of coronary heart disease

More research showing that saturated fat does increase heart disease and is a dangerous food in large amounts as we eat it currently. 

“In order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and carotid artery atherosclerosis, saturated fat should be replaced with polyunsaturated fat. Good sources of polyunsaturated fat are fish, vegetable oils and nuts
Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Eastern Finland, September 2014. 

What were the findings of the “Dietary Fatty Acids and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study”? 

  1. Those who replaced polyunsaturated oil with saturated fat, had a higher risk of coronary heart disease
  2. Those who replaced polyunsaturated oil with saturated fat, had a higher rate of coronary heart disease death
  3. Those who replaced polyunsaturated oil with saturated fat, had a higher risk of  carotid artery atherosclerosis
  4. Those who replaced polyunsaturated oil with saturated fat, had a higher rate of carotid artery atherosclerosis

Study by Jyrki K. Virtanen, Jaakko Mursu, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, and Sari Voutilainen “Dietary Fatty Acids and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study” as published in Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;ATVBAHA.114.304082 on September 25, 2014.

Posted: Friday 31 October 2014