How bad is saturated fat for you heart?

Answer Saturated fat tends to raise blood cholesterol, especially LDL ('bad') cholesterol. Actually, saturated fat raises blood cholesterol more than dietary cholesterol does. Everyone does not respond to... Read More »

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What is the relationship between saturated fats, cholesterol level, and heart disease?

It is very important to understand the role of cholesterol in the body to fully appreciate how in 1984, the leadership of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) purposefully planted m... Read More »

What is an example of a saturated fat?

Can doctors use a pigs heart or a cows heart for a human heart transplant?

Let's think about size -- a cow's heart is simply too large to be placed in the existing spot in a human. It is true that a baboon's heart was placed in a baby, but she survived just one day with ... Read More »

Cholesterol vs Saturated Fat?

From the NIH web site"Although numerous clinical studies have shown that dietary cholesterol challenges may increase plasma LDL cholesterol in certain individuals, who are more sensitive to dietary... Read More »