Monday, February 15, 2021

5 Studies on Saturated Fat — Time to Retire the Myth?

 Since the 1950s, people have believed that saturated fat is bad for human health.

This was originally based on observational studies showing that people who consumed a lot of saturated fat had higher rates of death from heart disease.

The diet-heart hypothesis states that saturated fat raises LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood, which then supposedly lodges in the arteries and causes heart disease.

Even though this hypothesis has never been proven, most official dietary guidelines are based on it (1Trusted Source).

While the issue is still debated, numerous recent studies have found no link between saturated fat consumption and heart disease.

This article reviews 5 of the large, most comprehensive and most recent studies on this issue.


5 Studies on Saturated Fat — Time to Retire the Myth?

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Excercise and sufficient fruits and vegetables. 

Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions


Peter Pan said...

No mention of blueberry cheesecake :(

Peter Pan said...

Real food !

Kaivey said...

I was brought up on loads of saturated fat. When all my friends families all changed to vegetable oil and margerine, my mum stick to lard and butter. I remember the bacon roll she used to make: She couldn't afford much bacon, so she put a small bit of bacon in a massive suet roll, and I absolutely loved it. Suet is virtually pure fat at 94g per 100g. We had full cream milk, whipped cream, lots of cakes, sausages, and my mum's bread pudding was full of lard too, but no one was fat in my family. My mates absolutely loved coming around for tea.

Matt Franko said...

Kevin that sounds like the.old Atkins Diet... all protein and fats... no carbs or sugar... similar to “Keto” today...

Albert said...

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