March 2018 Issue

Cut the Saturated Fats

The 411 on Why and How to Limit These Fats in Your Diet.

Chances are, nothing good comes to mind when you hear those words. That’s because research has proven again and again that diets high in saturated fats increase LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in blood, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association began recommending in 1961 that we cut back on saturated fat intake to reduce risk. That recommendation still stands almost 60 years later.

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