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Hold the Olive Oil: ‘Good Fat’ Can Still Be Bad for You, Research Shows

By Nina Bai

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.

“The belief in the field for quite some time has been …
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