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Saturday, March 24, 2018
PLANT-BASED MONOUNSATURATED FAT
Replacing trans fats with plant-based monounsaturated fat lowers coronary heart disease by 20%
Replacing 2% of calories from trans fats with plant-based monounsaturated fat was associated with a 20% lower risk of coronary heart disease according to a study by researchers at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Monounsaturated fat from animal sources did not have the same effect.
Replacing 2% of calories from trans fats with animal-based monounsaturated fat was associated with a 12% lower risk of coronary heart disease (as opposed to a 20% lower risk when replacing with plant-based monounsaturated fat).Read the entire article | Email this article
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Men and women consuming them most trans fat vs least were 13% more likely to die over 26-32 yrs
Men and women in the top one-fifth for consuming the most trans fat were 13% more likely to die over the next 26-32 years compared to the one-fifth of men and women consuming the least according to a study from researchers at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.Read the entire article | Email this article
Every 2% higher intake of trans fats associated with 16% greater risk of death over 26-32 years
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
TRANS FATS, CANCER AND HEART DISEASE
The increase in trans fats paralleled the increase in cancer and heart disease notes Mary Enig, PhD
"But most of the trans isomers in modern hydrogenated fats are new to the human physiology and by the early 1970's a number of researchers had expressed concern about their presence in the American diet, noting that their increasing use had paralleled the increase in both heart disease and cancer," they note. Read the entire article | Email this article
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A diet containing trans fats caused monkeys to gain 7% vs less than 2% for monkeys fed no trans fats
"The major findings of this study showed that, in the absence of caloric excess, [trans fats] induces greater weight gain," the study concluded.
"Our data signify that [trans fats] are an independent factor in weight gain and abdominal fat distribution, both of which are linked to MS.
Practical suggestion: Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oil, which, unfortunately, is most processed foods, or at least make sure that they contain no trans fats which, at this time, is difficult to do.
The moneys fed trans fats had one-third (33 percent) more belly fat and one-third (29 percent) more subcutaneous fat, that is fat under the skin, than monkeys fed no trans fats. Read the entire article | Email this article
Every 1% increase in trans fats associated with 2.3 lbs weight gain
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Trans fats in fast food can cause weight gain, belly fat, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Trans fats increase belly fat and insulin resistance according to study on monkeys
Friday, May 21, 2004
Facts about dietary fat
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