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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 30 September 2012

High saturated fat consumption is associated with a longer life in type one diabetics

This study was published in Diabetologia 2012 Aug;55(8):2132-41
Study title and authors:
Dietary saturated fat and fibre and risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among type 1 diabetic patients: the EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study.
Schoenaker DA, Toeller M, Chaturvedi N, Fuller JH, Soedamah-Muthu SS
Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The study investigated the relationship of diet in cardiovascular disease and total death rates in type one diabetics. The study lasted for over seven years and included 2,108 type 1 diabetic patients aged 15-60 years who were free of cardiovascular disease at the start of the study.

Regarding saturated fat consumption, the study found:
(a) Total death rates decreased by 30% for every 10 grams per day increase in saturated fat consumption.
(b) Those who consumed the most saturated fat had a 16% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who consumed the least saturated fat.

The results from the study reveal that a high saturated fat consumption is associated with a longer life and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in type one diabetics.