Study title and authors:
Lowering of HDL2-cholesterol and lipoprotein A-I particle levels by increasing the ratio of polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acids
F Fumeron, L Brigant, HJ Parra, JM Bard, JC Fruchart and M Apfelbaum
INSERM U286, Faculte X Bichat, Paris, France.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ajcn.org/content/53/3/655.full.pdf+html
Fumeron notes that the protective role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) against heart disease has been attributed to a high densities of the subfractions HDL2 and apolipoprotein A-I (LpA-I).
The diets were:
(i) 70 g butter (LOW polyunsaturated fat/saturated fat ratio) HIGH saturated fat diet.
(ii) 70 g sunflower margarine (HIGH polyunsaturated fat/saturated fat ratio) High polyunsaturated fat diet.
Significant decreases in the protective subfractions of HDL, HDL2, and LpA- I were observed in the margarine, HIGH polyunsaturated fat diet compared to the HIGH saturated fat diet.
The study reveals that the high polyunsaturated fat diet (margarine) diminishes the two highly protective HDL cholesterol subfractions, HDL2 and LpA-1, which could be detrimental and increase the risk of heart disease.
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Recipe of the day
|Food Mall: Chicken|
• 1 whole onion
• 1 t kosher salt
• olive oil
After proper cleansing, rub chicken with olive oil inside and out.
Place rosemary inside chicken cavity with a whole peeled onion.
Crush or squeeze garlic and rub over chicken or place slices under skin of breast.
Sprinkle with salt and place in roasting pan. Cook at 300 F for 3 hours.