Sunday, January 2, 2011

Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health

New research suggests that adding monounsaturated fat (MUFA) to your diet in the form of nuts, seeds, avocados, and oils such as olive, canola and sunflower oils, raises your "good" HDL cholesterol by about 12% and lowers your "bad" LDL cholesterol by about 35%.

The study randomly assigned 17 men and seven postmenopausal women to either a high or low MUFA diet.

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