Reduce Trans Fat Intake
- Trans fat is the most dangerous dietary fat of all. By raising the LDL and lipoprotein(a) and decreasing the HDL, trans fat markedly increases the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) even at low levels of consumption (1 to 3% of total energy intake).1
- A recent meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials and prospective cohort studies found that replacing 2% of food energy from trans fats with unsaturated fats reduced CAD risk by 24 %.1, 2 (see Trans Fat)
1.WHO. Prevention of cardiovacular disease. World Health Organization, Genewa Switzerland2007.
2. Mozaffarian D, Clarke R. Quantitative effects on cardiovascular risk factors and coronary heart disease risk of replacing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils with other fats and oils. European journal of clinical nutrition. May 2009;63 Suppl 2:S22-33.