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Unformatted text preview: Lower LDL Omega-3 fats Reduce chances of having a heart attack Lower blood triglycerides (which can contribute to heart attacks when high enough) Reduce blood clotting through their effect on eicosanoid synthesis Reduce risk of sudden death (possibly by helping to stabilize the heart beat during a heart attack) EPA and EHA responsible for these positive effects Alcohol Moderate amounts increase HDL and lower heart attack risk High intakes offer no protection and increase risk of cancer, liver disease, high blood pressure, andmore Soluble Fiber Binds with bile acids, made with choleterol in, in the gut, forming an insoluble compound Prevents reabsorption of bile acids recirculation excretion Tends to lower blood cholesterol...
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- Fall '09