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Heart disease and diabetes risks tied to carbs, not fat, study finds

Is the pendulum swinging back? In what seems contrary to mainstream dietary advice, a small new study shows that doubling the saturated fat in a person's diet does not drive up the levels of saturated fat in the blood.

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Dr. Barry Sears

The most consistent way to induce obesity in animal models is a high-saturated-fat diet.  The inflammation starts in the hypothalamus long before any increase occurs in weight gain.  If you want to reduce heart disease and diabetes (both inflammatory diseases), then following an anti-inflammatory diet is your best approach.  Such an anti-inflammatory diet is a non-ketogenic diet with most of the fatty acids coming from monounsaturated fat.

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