The moderate fat and low fat diets
without avocado did not significantly improve these ratios.
The results of this study suggest that monounsaturated fat, fiber, phytosterols and other bioactives in avocados may provide greater benefits to cardiovascular disease risk factors compared to a calorie matched low fat diet
," says Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.
The WIll indicated that a low fat diet
(which many had hoped would be a safe and effective way to reduce the risk of breast cancer) failed to show a significant protective effect.
It was interesting that we could improve fat sensitivity of overweight/obese people with low fat diets
- in a sense train their tastebuds to be more sensitive to fat," he said.
In addition, during the low fat diet
, the runners' levels of essential fatty acids and some nutrients (especially zinc) were too low.
Whitfield-Brown and her colleagues also highlighted some benefits of following a low fat diet
A Randomized Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet
on Body Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Healthy Women," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism, April 2003, 88(4):1617-23.
In 1999, the FDA stated that consuming 25 grams of soy protein per day as part of a low fat diet
may reduce cholesterol and the resulting risk of heart disease.
Eggland's Best has funded a multi-million dollar research and clinical testing program since 1988 to develop an egg which people can eat as part of a low fat diet
without increasing their serum cholesterol levels.