Over 125,000 male and female health professionals free of CVD, cancer, and diabetes were followed for about 30 years. Saturated fat when replacing carbohydrates raised mortality rates by 8%. A high intake of trans fats was associated with a 13% increase in mortality. On the other hand, higher intakes of polyunsaturated fats (most vegetable oils) and monounsaturated fats (olive oil) reduced mortality rates 19% and 11%, respectively.

LifeTip: Focus on reducing saturated and trans fats in your diet, while increasing polyunsaturated and monounsaturated choices. Watch “Lose Weight Naturally” by Dr. David DeRose for more healthy-eating recommendations.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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