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Abdominal fat and fiber intake

Excessive abdominal fat is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and we are better off with a slim waist.

 This type of fat accumulates around organs (visceral fat) and is involved in the production of low grade inflammation.

 The study reviewed here investigated factors associated with change in abdominal fat accumulation during [...]

Transfatty acids and cancer risk

Transfatty acids are not a fat we need as compared to essential fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6, which we do need.

 Trans fats are formed when vegetable oils are hydrogenated, which makes the unsaturated fat into saturated fat. You are, for that reason, more likely to be exposed to transfat [...]

Certain fats lower the risk for diabetes.

There are numerous studies documenting the health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids. However some estimates using food frequency questionnaires have associated omega 3 fat with a higher incidence of diabetes.

The research reviewed investigated for that reason the relationship between omega 3 fatty acid measurements in 3,088 men and women and the [...]