Vollwertige ernährung schützt vor herzinfarkt: Nahrungsfette

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High intake of dietary fats, especially of saturated fatty acids, is an important risk of premature coronary heart disease. LDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol in plasma are influenced by several dietary factors and are determining by different ways the development of arteriosclerosis. n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential and in a suitable ratio play a beneficial role in prevention of arteriosclerosis. The benefit of vitamins as supplements is not convincing. In view of today's knowledge it makes little sense to ingest individual nutrients in high doses, instead one should encourage consumption of a wholesome diet moderate in fat and with high dietary fibre food.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)388-396
Number of pages9
JournalBiologie in Unserer Zeit
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

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