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Do mono & polyunsat fat really lower ldl? Or is it if you use them in place of equal amounts of saturated fat LDL will go down from not eating bad fat

Do mono & polyunsat fat really lower ldl? Or is it if you use them in place of equal amounts of saturated fat LDL will go down from not eating bad fat

Stick with monos!: Saturated and poly-unsaturated fats are to be avoided if you can substitute everything with monos. Of course, this is impossible, but i've got a better one for you. The latest info is LDL particle number is the only true independent risk factor for predicting vascular events. If you know this much now, go have your fasting NMR test done. That will direct you to aggressive diet or medical therapy. ...Read more

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Are nuts considered a fat to watch out while on Accutane or just sugar and saturated fats? I eat 2tbsps +- p day of nuts + some saturated fat not much

Nuts are healthy: Nuts are a healthy part of your diet but only if you avoid the typical highly salted peanuts common to the states. Recent study of mediterranean diet found benefit from those who ate lots of nuts, say 30g/d: 15g/d of walnuts, 7.5g/d of almonds & 7.5g/d of hazelnuts. Some other studies found benefit from cashews & pistachios, too. But remember, everything in moderation. Chat w/ur nutrititionist. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

All bad.: A diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat and a lack of overall fitness or efforts at exercise is presumed to help progression or development of heart disease and the risk factors for such. ...Read more

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Where are the most common places to find saturated fats?

Animal and dairy: Saturated fats are primarily found in animal and dairy products. ...Read more

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What is the difference between trans and saturated fats?

What is the difference between trans and saturated fats?

Synthetic vs.natural: Trans fats are terrible for health as they are hydrogenated and inflame the artery walls as well as ruining your cholesterol - stay away! saturated fats like butter, coconut oils in reasonable quantities are actually now found to be ok for health and coconut oil in particular has been found to be good for health, especially with memory issues like alzheimers.Meats are saturated, eat in moderation. ...Read more

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Are all saturated fats equal?

More or less: Bad fats= bad fats. Depends on quantity and animal sources. ...Read more

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