Animal-Based Monounsaturated Fats Linked to Total, CVD Mortality
Diets rich in plant- vs animal-based monounsaturated fatty acids show significantly lower rates of total and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, particularly when the plant-based fatty acids replace other notoriously unhealthy fats, including saturated or trans fats, as well as refined carbohydrates.
@japmaan In the study of more than 63,000 women in the Nurses' Health Study and nearly 30,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up, an average of 22 years of follow-up showed that a higher intake of monounsaturated fatty acids from plants was associated with a 16% lower risk for death from any cause. A higher intake of monounsaturated fatty acids from animals was meanwhile associated with a 21% higher risk for death from any cause. The findings were presented this week at the American Heart Association EPI | Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.