Go easy on the avocado toast: ‘good fat’ can still be bad for you

UCSF | 07-03-2017
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When it comes to the fat in your diet, the line between good and bad just got blurrier.

Liberal consumption of so-called good fats – like those found in olive oil and avocados – may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to a new study by scientists at UC San Francisco.

The findings, in mice, surprised even the researchers, who were expecting saturated fat – popularly known as the worse kind – to cause more fat buildup in livers. …

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