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Comment on the report ‘ Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease . A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association ( AHA ) . ’

  title={Comment on the report ‘ Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease . A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association ( AHA ) . ’},
  author={F. Muskiet and B. Ruiz-N{\'u}{\~n}ez},
Ned Tijdschr Klin Chem Labgeneesk 2017, vol. 42, no. 4 Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) published a meta-analysis emphasizing their earlier recommendation to limit the intake of saturated fatty acids (SFA). SFA should be replaced with unsaturated fat, especially polyunsaturated fat, to lower the incidence of heart disease. Such replacement is claimed to reduce the risk for cardiovascular events by about 30%; a risk reduction comparable to treatment with statins. The AHA also… Expand
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