Diet can harm the heart

Diet can harm the heartA diet low in fat, especially saturated fat, is considered one of the essential elements of the so-called healthy lifestyle. But, it turns out that excessive enthusiasm can lead to completely opposite effect. As demonstrated by researchers from the State University of new York (USA), people who are practically non-fat (and the study participants received diet, where fat was only 19% of the calories of foods) in the blood content is reduced not only the so-called "bad" cholesterol, is involved in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, but it is useful forms, which protects the arteries from atherosclerosis. When a more "moderate" rejection of fat, when their proportion in the diet is 40-50 percent, the effect is more favorable, lower content of harmful forms of cholesterol, that is, low-density lipoprotein, is not accompanied by loss of beneficial high-density lipoproteins. "Judging from the obtained data, the most effective diet containing 35 to 40 percent fat, commented on the results of this study one of the authors, Dr. David Pendergast. - Deviation from these figures, regardless of the direction that reduces its effectiveness and leads to adverse side effects. However, this confirms the well-known thesis in everything, even in treatment, you need to know when to stop...".



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