The Influence of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diet on Cardiovascular Disease


  • Ziyun Yang



Low-Fat Diet, Low-Carb Diet, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cerebrovascular Diseases.


It has become a consensus that low fat diet is the key to lose weight and keep slim. This study is important for obese and overweight individuals, who are at increased risk of CVD. The reduction of total fat in food is directly related to the reduction of individual cholesterol level and blood pressure, which also reveals the beneficial role of low-fat diet in preventing the risk of heart problems. Low-carb diets and low-fat diets can both help to lower the risk of CVD, but there’s no direct link between them. The basic mechanism is to improve other factors like hypertension and obesity which can be altered by healthy diets. Cutting back on saturated fatty acids can lower heart problems and stroke risk, because less cholesterol and saturated fats re consumed. Therefore, it is essential for us to eat correctly and healthily and take more exercise to prevent happening of CVD.


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How to Cite

Yang, Z. (2022). The Influence of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diet on Cardiovascular Disease. Highlights in Science, Engineering and Technology, 19, 125-131.