ACC CardiaCast: CardioNutrition – The Skinny On Fats and Omega 3s!

Substantial confusion exists about types and amounts of fat in the diet and their impact on cardiovascular risk. Understanding fats and their food sources, along with some of the inherent challenges in studying nutrition, may help practitioners and consumers wade through the confusion. In this CardioNutrition episode, Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, and Kevin Klatt, PhD, RD, discuss the skinny on fats and omega 3s, including the follow key takeaways:

  • Saturated fat can raise low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
  • Replacing saturated fat with poly- or monounsaturated fats may improve health metrics.

For more, visit www.acc.org/CardioNutrition.




Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, Dyslipidemia, Prevention, Lipid Metabolism, Nonstatins, Diet

Keywords: CardiaCast, Nutritional Requirements, Life Style, Diet, Nutrition Policy, Guidelines as Topic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Primary Prevention, Fats, Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Fatty Acids, Omega-6, Diet, Ketogenic, Carbohydrates, Dietary Carbohydrates


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