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Cardiometabolic impacts of saturated fatty acids: are they all comparable?

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In last decades, a phenomenon named nutrition transition has been observed in many countries around the world. It has been characterised by increased consumption of fat-rich diets, predisposing to cardiometabolic diseases and high prevalence of the obesity. In the dietary recommendations cited to prevent metabolic diseases, there is a consensus to decrease intake of saturated fatty acids (SFA) to less than 10% of total energy intake, as recommended by the Food Safety Authorities. However, fatty acids of different chain lengths may exhibit different cardiometabolic effects. Thus, our major aim was to review the cardiometabolic effects of different classes of SFA according to carbon chain length, i.e. short-, medium- and long-chains. The review emphasises that not all SFA may have harmful cardiometabolic effects since short- and medium-chain SFA can provide beneficial health effects and participate to the prevention of metabolic disorders.
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inserm-03452091 , version 1 (26-11-2021)

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Aline Maria Nunes de Lira Gomes Bloise, Aiany Cibelle Simões-Alves, Alves Debora Santos, Beatrice Morio, João Henrique Costa-Silva. Cardiometabolic impacts of saturated fatty acids: are they all comparable?. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2021, pp.1-14. ⟨10.1080/09637486.2021.1940885⟩. ⟨inserm-03452091⟩
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