The article was previously published on August 7, 2015.
Men who had experienced a recent coronary event and were told to replace dietary saturated fats (from animal fats, common margarines, and shortenings) with omega-6 polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid (from safflower oil and safflower oil polyunsaturated margarine) were 62% MORE likely to die—1.62 times more likely to die—over the next 5 years compared to men who were not given any dietary advice according to a recent analysis of an old study called The Sydney Diet Heart Study, a randomized controlled trial conducted from 1966 to 1973.
After five years, 17.6% of the men in the intervention group had died versus 11.8% in the control group.
The analysis was done by researchers at the US National Institutes of Health.
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