High-fat Diet Improves Heart’s Ability to Pump?

We have been told umpteen times that fat is bad for the heart, right? However,   a study at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has indicated that in patients suffering from heart failure, totally eliminating fats from their diet may not be beneficial to their cardiac function. The research suggested that for a damaged heart, a balanced diet consisting of mono- and polyunsaturated fats, and which replaces simple sugars (sucrose and fructose) with complex carbohydrates, might be beneficial. The explanation lies in the fact that the heart uses both fats and carbohydrates to obtain the energy it needs to continue pumping blood.

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