A 29-year-old member asked:
what are "good fats"?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Unsaturated: The weight of opinion is that a diet high in saturated fat increases LDL cholesterol / vascular risk (heart attack, stroke). Epidemiologic studies especially based on what people say they've eaten and without controlling for other factors generate unreliable results; this is "best current thinking." trans-fats are generally no longer available over concerns about risk despite no real animal model.
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
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Last updated Apr 18, 2018
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