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Replacing trans fats with plant-based monounsaturated fat lowers coronary heart disease by 20%
Saturday, March 24, 2018 8:42 am Email this article
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).
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