A new study reveals that a reduced consumption of saturated fats does not reduce the risk of heart disease. Apparently, fat clogging up arteries is a myth. Eating burgers, pizza, and cheese might not seem such a big problem for people if they find out that saturated fats do not spare them of heart illnesses. The new study was recently published in the in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
- If we reduce the consumption of saturated fats, we do not reduce the risk of heart diseases.
- Specialists indicated that to prevent coronary artery heart disease people should do three important things.
- They should reduce stress, exercise at least 4 times per week and have a healthy diet.
Now, experts claim that exercising, cutting off stress levels and consuming ‘real food.’ Researchers claim that people should find out more data about treatment and prevention of coronary artery condition, shifting away from reducing saturated fats and keeping track of serum lipids. Nevertheless, the editorial has been severely criticized, being called ‘misleading’ and ‘simplistic.’
Cardiologists Rita Redberg, Pascal Meier and Dr. Aseem Malhotra claimed that they have evidence that there is no connection what so ever between high risk of cardiovascular illnesses, diabetes and death, and the consumption of saturated fats. They wrote in their new study that coronary artery disease represents a chronic inflammatory condition which can be annihilated by doing physical exercise for about 22 minutes every and consuming real food.
However, scientists noted that there is no market which wants to help spread this simple and useful intervention. Coronary artery heart disease can be combated by introducing a Mediterranean diet rich in anti-inflammatory compounds from nuts, oily fish, vegetables and extra virgin olive oil. Experts indicate that emphasizing on lowering plasma cholesterol, consuming low-fat foods has been misleading for most people.
They highlighted the fact that exercising is a key aspect of heart illness prevention. Approximately 30 minutes of moderate exercising every day for at least four times per week will help people diminish the biological risk factors. The effect of severe stress is also significant when it comes to the high risk of a heart condition. Stress determines the inflammatory response of the body to be on high alert.
Therefore, people who want to prevent a high risk of developing coronary artery heart disease should do regular exercise, reduce stress factors and have a healthy diet, preferable a Mediterranean one. Their life quality will be improved, and the risk of death from cardiovascular illnesses will be decreased.
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