Role of Different Dietary Saturated Fatty Acids for Cardiometabolic Risk

David Iggman; Ulf Risérus


Clin Lipidology. 2011;6(2):209-223. 

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Future Perspective

Future studies should emphasize differences between different SFA, food sources, origins and foodstuffs (i.e., which SFA-containing foods are especially detrimental for cardiometabolic and overall health), and further determine whether there are any benefits of certain amounts of select SFA intake on intermediate end points to CVD, as studies on disease end points or mortality may be unattainable. One feasible way to overcome methodological difficulties is by utilizing biomarkers. This is mainly attainable for dairy intake, making such studies especially warranted.