Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat

Posted: February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

ClinicalNews.Org

 – the increase in muscle mass was three times less for those who ate saturated fat compared with those who ate polyunsaturated fat.

– Despite comparable weight gains between the two diet groups, the surplus consumption of saturated fat caused a markedly greater increase in the amount of fat in the liver and abdomen (especially the fat surrounding the internal organs, visceral fat) in comparison with the surplus consumption of polyunsaturated fat

Dubious Fats

Press release Published  2014-02-24

New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on humans to show that the fat composition of food not only influences cholesterol levels in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular disease but also determines where the fat will be stored in the body. The findings have recently been published in the American journal Diabetes.

The study involved 39…

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