Food for Life 19

Fats and Your Heart 3 Polyunsaturated fats and your heart Like monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats lower LDL cholesterol when substituted for saturated fats in the diet. Polyunsaturated fats called omega-3 fats—particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found primarily in fish— lower triglyceride levels, prevent potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, and slightly lower blood

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Fats and Your Heart 2 Monounsaturated fats and your heart LDL cholesterol levels drop and HDL cholesterol levels stabilize (and sometimes rise) when monounsaturated fats replace saturated fats in the diet. Researchers discovered the value of monounsaturated fats in part by studying the Mediterranean diet, which is associated with low rates of coronary heart disease

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