Review calls for holistic approach to reducing cholesterol

05/20/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

The effects of dietary saturated fats on cholesterol are overstated, and other factors, such as oxidized polyunsaturated fatty acids or preservatives in processed meats, also can be harmful to health, Dr. Glen Lawrence of Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y., wrote in the journal Advances in Nutrition. He wrote that dietary recommendations on saturated fats need to be rewritten and a more holistic approach taken to reducing serum cholesterol.

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