New research suggests that saturated fats may not play as large a role in developing heart disease as originally suspected. Researchers think that people may be simply replacing saturated fats with refined sugar and processed carbs, which can contribute to a dense buildup of cholesterol more directly than saturated fat does. In fact, scientists now think that saturated fat in moderation may actually help to create HDL (good cholesterol) in your blood. Use this guide to learn which saturated fats you can enjoy in moderation.
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