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CHD: Does a Low Fat Diet Make Sense?

CHD: Does a Low Fat Diet Make Sense?

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Question

The German National Guideline „Chronic Coronary Heart Disease“ recommends a low fat diet with a low content of saturated fatty acids in the prevention of coronary heart disease. Is this recommendation based on evidence from clinical studies?

Answer

Today an undoubtedly evidence-based proof of the harmfulness of consuming either unsaturated or saturated fatty acids cannot be determined. Whether the replacement of saturated by polyunsaturated fatty acids is useful can only be answered by new studies with adequate methodology. Actual data suggest a small, possibly relevant usefulness for this exchange.


(State: 17.10.2016)

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