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Heart Health Improved By High Fat Diet (Is This For Real ...: A high fat diet = heart disease, right? Wrong. For...

Heart Health Improved By High Fat Diet (Is This For Real ...: A high fat diet = heart disease, right? Wrong. For...

A high fat diet = heart disease, right? Wrong. For years we’ve thought the key to improved heart health was a reduction in fat and cholesterol but it turns out that at least one of those components could be false. According to Food Navigator . According to Food Navigator : The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, investigated whether heart functioning is compromised in response to physiological stress, by evaluating gene expression profiles of rats fed high dietary fat after a heart attack. The study, which was conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine , USA, found that a high fat diet increased the heart’s ability to pump . “High fat feeding-induced alterations in gene expression related to energy metabolism and specific signaling pathways revealed promising targets through which high saturated fat ...

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