Case Report

A 44-year-old woman has a family history of heart disease. Her father and mother both developed congestive heart failure and myocardial infarction as a result of extensive coronary atherosclerosis. A dietary modification to include consumption of which of the following is most likely to reduce her risk for ischemic heart disease?

A 40% of total caloric intake as fat

B A diet high in saturated fat

C Foods with cholesterol

D Fish oil

E Fat found in beef products

F Trans-fats

Answer & Explanation:

Fish oils diminish arachidonic acid metabolites and reduce platelet aggregation.