‘Good fat’ cuts heart risk by a fifth, study shows

| 23/03/2010

(BBC): Replacing saturated fats with healthier options can cut the risk of heart disease by a fifth, a US study says. The Harvard Medical School reports adds weight to the growing evidence about polyunsaturated fats, found in some fish and vegetable oils. The team analysed the findings from eight previous studies, covering more than 13,000 people, in their research. Experts said cutting down on saturated fats, found in butter and meat, was just one part of a healthy diet. It is recommended that adults get no more than 11% of their energy from saturated fats. This is because the fats raise the levels of bad cholesterol that block the arteries to the heart.

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