Replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat linked with lower risk of heart disease

28 octubre 2014

People who swap 5 percent of the calories they consume from saturated fat sources such as red meat and butter with foods containing linoleic acid — the main polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oil, nuts, and seeds — lowered their risk of coronary heart disease events by 9 percent and their risk of death from CHD by 13 percent, according to a new study.