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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."

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  • SKATER787
    The problem with cutting out animal saturated fat is hormonal problems. Of course, since then we have learned of the fatty acids composition between natural environment and factory farm. It makes sense that the body needs cholesterol from saturated fats to make hormones.
    1448 days ago
    Just linking the original in case anyone wants a direct link

    1448 days ago
    I too get tired of debating this in the open forums. There is evidence supporting both sides in the research. This is why I am continually baffled when people say "correlation does not equal causation". The reality is we can use that same arguement to discount the current government recommendations. But the blinders are up and people can't or won't see that.

    *shakes head*
    1448 days ago
    EXOTEC is brave to venture out there. I hunker down here in low carb land. It's selfish, I know, but I just don't have the mental energy to go and argue with the unenlightened. It's tough enough helping people who are already TRYING low carb to find their way!

    Keep posting these links. It's a hopeful sign that the avalanche of data over the next few years will finally bury the low fat cant once and for all!
    1448 days ago
    Thank you! There's a bit of a snarky debate going on about this out on the open forums... and you know who couldn't keep out of it! LOL

    I see similar reports quite frequently. It's good to know somebody is getting the idea... and sharing it with us, if we'll just listen!

    1448 days ago
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