Diets rich in vegetable oils lead to lower blood pressure, but not a longer life

Diets rich in vegetable oils lead to lower blood pressure, but not a longer life


IN TONIGHT’S HEALTHIER ME… REPLACING SATURATED FAT WITH VEGETABLE OILS RICH IN LINOLEIC ACID LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE. BUT A NEW STUDY FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SUGGESTS IT MAY DO NOTHING TO CURB HEART DISEASE DEATHS. RESEARCHERS LOOKED BACK AT A STUDY CONDUCTED 45 YEARS AGO. IT INCLUDED 9- THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVING IN STATE MENTAL HOSPITALS AND A NURSING HOME . THE STUDY FOUND SWITCHING THE PATIENTS FROM A DIET RICH IN SATURATED FAT TO A DIET ENRICHED WITH LINOLEIC ACID… OR CORN OIL… REDUCED BLOOD CHOLESTEROL. HOWEVER — THAT DID NOT TRANSLATE INTO LONGER LIVES. MORE STUDIES NEED TO BE DONE ON THE EFFECTS OF CORN OIL… BUT EXPERTS SUGGEST STICKING TO THE TRIED AND TRUE DIET RICH IN VEGETABLES, FRUITS, WHOLE GRAINS AND FISH.

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