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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with type 2 diabetes, 14 weeks of a high-carbohydrate diet modestly raises blood pressure compared to a diet high in monounsaturated fat, new study findings indicate.
Striking a balance between two healthy forms of dietary fat may be key to lowering blood cholesterol, a small study suggests.
In the search for the best fats for a heart healthy diet, trans- and saturated fats have long been recognized as undesirable and those that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are preferred -- with no clear benefit demonstrated for higher levels of either the PUFAs or the MUFAs within recommended limits.
High amounts of a toxin with known connections to heart disease and neurological disorders accumulate in vegetable-based cooking oils that are heated or reheated for hours at a time, new research shows.
Older folks who follow a modified Mediterranean diet high in fish, fruit and vegetables tend to live longer. That's the conclusion of a major study involving almost 75,000 seniors in nine countries. The findings, published online in the British Medical Journal, lend more support to a diet many experts consider one of the healthiest around.
In laboratory experiments, oleic acid, the main monounsaturated fatty acid in olive oil, suppressed one of the most important genes involved in breast cancer.
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