Weight-gain study illustrates benefits of polyunsaturated oil

October 16, 2014 7:05 AM

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Weight-gain study illustrates benefits of polyunsaturated oil

Researchers conducted a weight-gain study to analyze the roles of different dietary fats in regulating cardiometabolic risk - the risk of an individual developing heart disease, diabetes or stroke. For the 7-week study, participants consumed muffins rich in either polyunsaturated or saturated fats.

The study, funded primarily by the Swedish Research Council and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, observed a difference in cholesterol levels despite the fact both polyunsaturated and saturated fats led to equal weight gain.

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