Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Diet High in Saturated Fat Improves Heart Failure

Impaired contractile function of the heart is a hallmark of heart failure. A recent study published in the American Journal of Physiology revealed that a diet high in saturated fat actually improved the contractile effect of the heart muscle. This may be related to the effect of ketone as the primary source of fuel in place of glucose. Read more about this here.