You Should Know

November 1999 Issue

AHA OK's Mono Fats

Nutrition experts have maintained for some time now that it's not how much fat you eat but the type of fat that affects heart disease risk. The American Heart Association (AHA) has resisted joining the growing chorus—until now. Reporting in the September 14th Circulation, the organization gives its stamp of approval to diets high in monounsaturated fats, as long as saturated fat intake is kept to a minimum and calories are not excessive.

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