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Heart disease is rare among the Inuit people of Alaska who continue to eat their traditional diet of seal meat and blubber. A traditional Nordic diet of game meats, berries, root vegetables, and legumes helps lower blood cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk. People following the traditional Mediterranean diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and olive oil also enjoy good heart health. How are dietary fats related to heart health? How is it that such diverse diets can have such similar health outcomes?

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Understanding Nutrition (MindTap C...

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Eleanor Noss Whitney + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337392693
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Understanding Nutrition (MindTap C...

15th Edition
Eleanor Noss Whitney + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337392693

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Chapter 5, Problem 1BCTQ
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Heart disease is rare among the Inuit people of Alaska who continue to eat their traditional diet of seal meat and blubber. A traditional Nordic diet of game meats, berries, root vegetables, and legumes helps lower blood cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk. People following the traditional Mediterranean diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and olive oil also enjoy good heart health. How are dietary fats related to heart health? How is it that such diverse diets can have such similar health outcomes?

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Summary Introduction

To explain: The relation between dietary fats and heart health.

Introduction: Some fats will help to promote good health. Fat is essential for the health because it supports a number of body functions. Dietary fats are the fat that is found in food from the plants and animals.

Explanation of Solution

Dietary fats are macronutrients that provide energy for our body. Some types of dietary fats play a role in the cardiovascular diseases. Saturated fats come mainly from the animal sources of food and it raises the total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels...

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Summary Introduction

To explain: The way in which diverse diets can have similar health outcomes.

Introduction: Diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. A healthy diet helps to maintain or improve the overall health of the body. Different types of diets are there and they provide the body with essential nutrition.

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