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Can Food Change Your Health?

Can Food Change Your Health?

I was at a Joint Symposium of Centre for Nutrition Studies, CUHK & Food Safety & Technology Research Centre PolyU in Prince of Wales Hospital.

There were presentations on many nutritional topics, but I only found one of them interesting. That was about the evidence for fats in our diet. Saturated fats have had the bad reputation for increasing cardiovascular risks for a long time, however scientific evidence is suggesting that

NOT ALL SATURATED FATS ARE BAD.

Scientific evidence also showed that cardiovascular outcomes were not improved by just lowering total fat intake without altering the polyunsaturated fat/saturated fat ratios in the diet.

The conclusion is that dietary recommendation should consider profiles of fats, and more attention should be focussed on saturated to unsaturated fatty acids rather than total fat intake.

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