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Articles September 2019 Issue

The Good Fat Swap

Strong research indicates increasing consumption of “good” fats (rather than lowering dietary fats altogether) has significant health benefits.

There are many different kinds of dietary fats—the lipids found naturally in the foods we eat. “Choosing the right kinds of fats, rather than avoiding fat altogether, is the healthy choice,” says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

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