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Trans fats raise cholesterol, not blood sugar: study

(Reuters) - Although much-criticized trans fats raise levels of "bad" cholesterol, they don't appear to have a lasting impact on blood sugar levels, according to a U.S. study.

 

Researchers, writing in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that both blood sugar and insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar levels in check, were similar regardless of how much trans fat people ate.

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Low-Carb Diet Won for Weight-Loss Maintenance

Low-Carb Diet Won for Weight-Loss Maintenance | Longevity science | Scoop.it

 

The striking results of a small clinical trial support the Atkins approach to weight control.

 

That diet plan advocates a diet very low in carbohydrates (sugars and starches), with ample proportions of fat and protein.

 

Unfortunately, Dr. Atkins failed to discriminate among types of fat, which have very different metabolic effects.

 

There’s little doubt that diets too high in omega-6 and saturated fats relative to omega-3 fats – such as the standard American diet – produce unhealthful effects.

 

Two cautions about the new study are in order

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