Ordovas summarized by indicating that “it is particularly important for people of GG type to minimize their consumption of polyunsaturated fat in order to keep their levels of the good cholesterol as high as possible.” Conversely, people with the GA or the AA form of the gene can achieve increases in good cholesterol levels by increasing their dietary intake of polyunsaturated fat. It is thus important for both doctors and researchers to take into account the genetic makeups of their patients when they try to understand and predict the effects of diet on health.

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