The first was a low-saturated-fat diet
and participants were told simply to eat low-fat dairy and get more fruits and vegetables into their meals.
Subjects on the low-saturated-fat diet
had, on average, just a 3 percent reduction in their LDL cholesterol in the same period.
When researchers compared the effects of omega-6 with omega-3 following a low-saturated-fat diet
, both types of fatty acids improved blood lipid levels.
CONCLUSION: The theaflavin-enriched green tea extract we studied is an effective adjunct to a low-saturated-fat diet
to reduce LDL-C in hypercholesterolemic adults and is well tolerated.
The only significant reductions in LDL levels were seen with the low-carbohydrate, low-saturated-fat diet
Eat a low-saturated-fat diet
(seven or eight percent of calories).
Heart and cancer disease educators have a challenge in raising public interest in three very important health-related behaviors for women: avoid smoking, eat a well-balanced, low-saturated-fat diet
and maintain a moderate level of physical activity to help control weight.
Early evidence suggests that a low-saturated-fat diet
and lycopene--a carotenoid found largely in tomatoes--might keep those tiny prostate cancers in check.
The broad consensus of medical experts and organizations, including the American Heart Association and American Dietetic Association, is that a well-balanced, low-saturated-fat diet
is appropriate for helping to control cholesterol," said Dr.
Consumers who use margarine as part of a low-saturated-fat diet
can continue to do so with confidence (margarine and vegetable oil spreads can have up to 70 percent less saturated fat than butter).
The study looked at how high-saturated-fat, low-carb diets and high-carb, low-saturated-fat diets
affect blood levels of saturated fatty acid (known to lead to cardiovascular disease) and an omega-7 fatty acid called palmitoleic acid.