Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not increase saturated fat in blood, study finds

November 22, 2014 11:08 AM

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Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.

However, increasing levels of carbohydrates in the diet during the study promoted a steady increase in the blood of a fatty acid linked to an elevated risk for diabetes and heart disease.

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