Saturated Fats Again Linked to CHD

Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD from Harvard University published his third paper this year linking saturated fats (SFA) to increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. In analyzing 24-28 years of follow-up data in two large prospective studies a strong correlation with all the major saturated fatty acids and CHD was found. The authors calculated that by replacing 1% of daily energy from SFA with polyunsaturated fats from whole grains and plant proteins would lead to a 6-8% reduction in CHD risk. 

PositiveTip: Evidence remains strong for choosing a plant-based diet!