All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction and should not take the place of health care or services you may need. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health

The Canadian Medical Association Journal just released a study on how adding monounsaturated fats to your diet can be helpful to your heart.  Here is a summary of the article:  "People with hyperlipidemia consuming a very low fat diet had increases in HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) when monounsaturated fatty acid foods were substituted for a portion of the carbohydrates in their diet. These favourable findings were observed in a small, closely monitored pilot randomized controlled trial, set up to measure the lipid metabolism of 24 patients with hyperlipidemia. The long-term feasibility of such strict diets and their effect on cardiovascular outcomes remain to be determined, say the authors."

If you want to read the whole article, go to the CMAJ article summary and on the right side of the page, you'll find a link to the full text PDF version of the whole article.

No comments:

Post a Comment