Increasing the HDL level and the HDL/LDL ratio in human serum by balancing saturated and polyunsaturated dietary fatty acids

  • US 5,843,497 A
  • Filed: 04/02/1996
  • Issued: 12/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A cholesterol-free fat composition suitable for human or animal ingestion for increasing the HDL concentration and the HDL/LDL concentration ratio in the blood serum, wherein said fat composition contains one part by weight polyunsaturated fat and at least one part by weight cholesterol-free saturated fat, where said fat composition comprises linoleic acid and at least one saturated fatty acid selected from the group consisting of lauric acid, myristic acid, and palmitic acid, said linoleic acid constituting between 15% by weight and 40% by weight of the fat in said fat composition and said saturated fatty acid constituting between 20% and 40% by weight of the fat in said fat composition, and wherein said fat composition comprises no more than 1% elaidic acid or other unnatural trans fatty acids by weight.

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