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Higher circulating and tissue levels of Linoleic Acid associated with lower risk of major cardiovascular events

A recent study found that higher levels of circulating Linoleic Acid (LA) were significantly associated with lower risks of total cardiovascular disease (CVD), cardiovascular mortality, and ischemic stroke. Arachidonic Acid (AA) levels were not associated with higher risk of cardiovascular outcomes. In fact, comparing extreme quintiles, higher levels were associated with lower risk of total CVD. 

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Using metabolic profiling and gene expression analyses to explore molecular effects of replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat—a randomized controlled dietary intervention study

Replacing saturated fatty acids (SFAs) with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) has been linked to a reduced risk of CVD. In addition, controlled metabolic studies have shown the importance of fat quality on LDL cholesterol and randomised controlled trials have shown that replacing SFA with PUFA significantly reduces LDL cholesterol. What is less well known is the metabolic alterations that occur when replacing SFA with PUFA in the diet.

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Is diet management helpful in familial hypercholesterolemia? Lynne Garton our Dietetic Adviser, explores.

A recent review has concluded a low saturated fat diet should continue to be recommended in those with FH.

Due to the scale of LDL reductions required in FH management, medication is considered the cornerstone of treatment and dietary therapy has received less emphasis. The purpose of the current review was to re-assess the case for reducing saturated fat and determine the value of dietary management for FH patients.

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