Cutting out saturated fat doesn’t help heart health, researcher writes
Saturday, March 08, 2014
"Diets low in saturated fats do not protect against heart disease or increase life expectancy, said lead author Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a clinical pharmacist at Wegmans Pharmacy in Ithaca, N.Y. He pointed out that study after study has failed to show that a low-fat diet reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke or cardiovascular disease.
But recent trials, including a 2013 study, suggest that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats, in the form of corn and safflower oils, increases rates of coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases, as well as deaths from all causes."