Thougths evolve on the harmful role of saturated fats, so what are the real causes of myocardial infarction?
LDL or bad cholesterol is associated with cardiovascular diseases, but these are some of specific components that have an adverse effect. Whaterver it is or not a good indicator on the medical office, in life, the solution is simpler: take a mediterranean diet, and thus ensure greater longevity ...
You have to worry of cardiac risk if:
Bad cholesterol is considered the main cause of heart attack: fat cells tend to clump on the walls of blood vessels. When clots break off and form a plug, it's a heart attack. To prevent LDL, reduce saturated fats in the diet. This is what we were taught and which is repeated in every article on the subject. Yet it must be examined more closely.
A scientific study in 2010 by the National Dairy Council on a large scale shows that there is no correlation between dietary saturated fat and cardiovascular events. Numerous studies show that significantly reduced saturated fats (to lower cholesterol) is ineffective if sugar is increased correspondingly. It may even be worse. But if saturated fat is replaced by polyunsaturated fat (as found in almonds), cardiac risk is significantly reduced according to other studies.
Three molecules are in fact related to myocardial infarction:
So as you can see, the risk indicators are related to LDL, but it is not LDL itself that produces this risk. You can get in laboratory more precise tests for these three molecules.
Omega 3 counteract the effects of Apolipoprotein B in its action to transport the LDL in the blood and be deposited in arteries. We also know that exercise has a positive effect, it consumes fats, and sugars that are equally harmful.
We also know that the mediterranean diet or a diet such as that of the island of Ikaria, prevents cardiac risk and extend longevity in general.
Some foods are not recommended:
Others have a positive impact or no impact:
Deprecated foods also tend to cause obesity, diabetes, and later Alzheimer's disease. There are even more reason to follow a mediterranean diet!
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