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International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Research Article, Int J Cardiovas Res Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Cardiovascular Disease and the Dietary Consumption of Saturated Fats: A Review of the Strength of the Literature and Evidence

Alexander N Eagles* and Dale I Lovell
Faculty of Science, Health, Education, and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
Corresponding author : Alexander N Eagles
Faculty of Science, Health, Education, and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Queensland, 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs QLD 4556, Australia
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Received: August 26, 2016 Accepted: October 13, 2016 Published: October 17, 2016
Citation: Eagles AN, Lovell DI (2016) Cardiovascular Disease and the Dietary Consumption of Saturated Fats: A Review of the Strength of the Literature and Evidence. J Cardiovasc Res 5:6. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000287

Abstract

Dietary guidelines suggest the reduction of saturated fat intake due to its perceived association with cardiovascular disease. However ambiguity remains in the literature regarding this association. This review aims to evaluate the strength and level of evidence of the literature regarding the association between cardiovascular disease and the consumption of saturated fats in the diet.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease; Diet; Saturated fat; Stroke; Coronary heart disease; Myocardial infarction; Atherosclerosis; Degenerative heart disease; Coronary disease

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