Reduce Saturated Fat Intake
- Excessive intakes of Saturated Fat are the principal cause of elevated LDL levels in western diets.1 In sharp contrast, unsaturated fat consumption reduces risk of CVD. Replacing 5% of energy from saturated fats with unsaturated fats reduces CAD risk by about 10-15%.2
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2. Clarke R, Frost C, Collins R, Appleby P, Peto R. Dietary lipids and blood cholesterol: quantitative meta-analysis of metabolic ward studies. BMJ. Jan 11 1997;314(7074):112-117.