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Very Low-Fat Diets vs. "Good Fats" Diets

Posted Nov 28 2009 10:56am

Very low-fat diets and good fats diets.

When it comes to heart-healthy diets, there seem to be two schools of thought developing. One school says that, in order to reverse heart disease and coronary plaque, you should not add any type of fat into your recipes and avoid saturated and trans-fats. The other school suggests that it may be okay to use a reasonable amount of the “good” mono- and poly- unsaturated fats.

For the very-low-fat diets and vegan school, there is some evidence that CAD regresses in many if not most cases. For the “good-fats” diets school, there is yet no data indicating which way CAD goes.

Comparing the two, using plaque progression or regression and events as end points, would certainly be very enlightening.

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