Obese patients lose weight and improve cholesterol on a high fat diet

The results of the study revealed that:
(a) The weight and body mass index of the patients decreased significantly.
(b) HDL (good) cholesterol levels significantly increased.
(c) LDL (bad) cholesterol levels significantly decreased.
(d) The level of (bad) triglycerides decreased significantly

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Butter does NOT cause heart disease

The chart below plots butter consumption trends versus the incidence of cancer and heart disease. Since 1926, consumption of butter has dropped precipitously, at the same time cancer and heart disease has soared. Many factors may be involved as to what causes cancer and heart disease but for sure it’s not the consumption of butter because these trends are going in the opposite direction.

Sunflower oil implicated in heart disease

Sutherland concluded the study suggested that ingestion of meals rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable oil (sunflower oil) irrespective of whether it had been mildly thermally damaged may adversely alter the state of the lining of the blood vessels, with increased endothelial microparticles.

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Dietary Fat and the Risk of Breast Cancer

The study revealed that: (a) There was a 16% DECREASE in cancer rates for those who consumed the highest amount of saturated fat as compared to those who consumed the least. (b) There was a 9% DECREASE in cancer rates for those who consumed the highest amount of cholesterol as compared to those who consumed the least. (more…)