Low-fat diets don't affect cholesterol levels, study finds

03/19/2010 | HealthDay News

A low-fat diet doesn't raise triglycerides or lower HDL cholesterol, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition based on data from the Women's Health Initiative. The lead researcher said, however, that a low-fat diet could aid in weight loss and that women who lowered their intake of saturated fats and trans-fatty acids did have a lower rate of heart disease.

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