FAO recommend switch from SFA’s to PUFA’s to benefit heart health

Posted: 1 March 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has collated a substantial body of evidence that suggests replacing saturated fatty acids (SFA) with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) benefits heart health. The FAO therefore recommends that SFA should be replaced with PUFA in the diet.

The convincing evidence shows that replacing SFA’s with PUFA’s decreases LDL cholesterol concentration and the total/HDL cholesterol ratio.

FAO Food and Nutrition paper.