Lipids Suffer When Less Saturated Fat in Diet Is Replaced by Carbs in Worldwide Study

An new analysis out of Mexico on how carbohydrate and fat intake affects blood lipid profiles in more than 100,000 individuals living in 19 low to high income countries suggests that the message to lower dietary saturated fats to lower cholesterol and thus decrease risk of cardiovascular disease may be misleading. “To summarize our findings, the most adverse effect on blood lipids is from carbohydrates; the most benefit is from consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids; and the effect of saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids are mixed”.