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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