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Moderate-Fat Diet Superior to Low-Fat Diet for Heart Disease

Although low-fat diets are recommended for heart health, a moderate-fat weight loss diet reduced dieters' cardiovascular risk better than a low-fat diet in a study conducted at Penn State. In addition, after falling during the weight loss phase, triglycerides rose significantly during the maintenance phase for those on the low-fat diet but not for those on the moderate-fat diet. Elevated triglycerides are a cardiovascular risk factor. The reason why many people have not succeeded with the original diet-heart hypothesis (low-fat, high-carbs) is likely explained by nutritional typing. It's also further support showing that the prominent researchers calling for new dietary guidelines for preventing heart disease are on the right track.

EurekAlert! Janaury 29, 2004

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