Replace high levels of unhealthy monosaturated fats with healthier fats, nuts, plant proteins and whole grains to reduce the risk of coronory heart diseases (CHD) by upto 8%, study suggests
-Recent research, conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, studied the effect of high levels of saturated fats on the risk of CHD.
-The study pooled and analyzed close to 116,000 patients, split in two cohorts. One that included 43,000 men and other with 73,000 women.
-The study took in account the dietary habits of the subjects across a span of 24 years (1986-2010).
-Findings suggest that 5% higher intake of longer chain dietary saturated fatty acids(found in hard cheese, whole milk, butter, beef, and chocolate) was linked to 25% increased risk of CHD.
-Experts were of the opinion that by replacing 1% of the daily consumption of saturated fatty acids with monosaturated fatty acids, plant proteins and whole grain carbohydrates would decrease the risk of CHD by upto 8%.
-Findings were published in The BMJ
Source: The BMJ