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

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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