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  • Study examines dietary fats’ impact on healthy, obese adults

    Substituting foods low in saturated fat may not be as beneficial for high cholesterol and weight loss as previously thought, suggests a new study led by graduate research assistant Bridget A. Hannon, right. Co-authors included, from left, pre-doctoral fellow Sharon V. Thompson and Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia, who holds appointments in nutritional sciences and human development and family studies.

    Substituting foods low in saturated fat may not be as beneficial for high cholesterol and weight loss as previously thought, suggests a new study led by graduate research assistant Bridget A. Hannon, right. Co-authors included, from left, pre-doctoral fellow Sharon V. Thompson and Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia, who holds appointments in nutritional sciences, human development and family studies, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Bridget Hannon, email bhannon3@illinois.edu

    To reach Margarita Teran-Garcia, call 217-244-2025; email teranmd@illinois.edu

    The paper “Clinical outcomes of dietary replacement of saturated fatty acids with unsaturated fat sources in adults with overweight and obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials” is available online or from the News Bureau.