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A 51-year-old male asked:

Family history atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for hdl less carbs and less sugar be more healthy?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Leaner diet.: From a traditional point of view, we would not generally recommend such a diet for an individual potentially prone to coronary artery disease. Low fat diet is recommended, with a leaning towards pony- and mono-unsaturated fats (like fish oil). Less sugar, yes, but less carbohydrates, no - just pick the right carbohydrates - complex, with fiber.

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