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Heart effects of saturated fats may depend on overall diet

(Reuters Health) While experts continue to debate the health effects of saturated fat, a new U.S. study suggests its link to heart disease depends on what else a person eats…
People who replaced 5 percent of saturated fat calories in their diet with an equivalent amount of polyunsaturated fats - like those in fatty fish and flax seeds - had a 25 percent decreased risk of heart disease compared to those who didn’t.
Those who replaced 5 percent of saturated fat with monounsaturated fats like olive or peanut oil, or whole nuts, had a 15 percent reduced risk of heart disease.
Replacing 5 percent of saturated fat calories with an equal amount of whole grains was tied to a 9 percent reduced risk of heart disease.
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