Diet / Gene Interaction

Saturated Fat and Your Genes

There has been a decades-long debate about which type of fat is best: saturated fat or polyunsaturated fat. Those in the paleo and ketogenic world are quick to tout the benefits of saturated fat; the American Heart Association promotes polyunsaturated fats[ref]. And most people remain just a bit confused about the arguments on either side... It may depend on your genes as to which answer is right for you. Individualized diet advice instead of generalities that apply to the majority! Genetic Studies: There have been several studies that investigated the effects of a high saturated fat diet on cardiovascular disease stratified by genetic variants. (more…)

By Debbie Moon, ago


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