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Why almost everything you’ve been told about unhealthy foods is wrong

Published on March 24, 2014,

The UK’s Observer newspaper has a very interesting piece by Joanna Blythman asking whether, after the major study last week that dismissed a link between fats and heart disease,  it is time for a complete rethink on what is healthy and unhealthy as far as food is converned?

Why almost everything you’ve been told about unhealthy foods is wrongCould eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The “experts” who so confidently advised us to replace saturated fats, such as butter, with polyunsaturated spreads, people who presumably practise what they preach, have suddenly come over all uncertain and seem to be struggling through a mental fog to reformulate their script. Last week it fell to a floundering professor, Jeremy Pearson, from the British Heart Foundation to explain why it still adheres to the nutrition establishment’s anti-saturated fat doctrine when evidence is stacking up to refute it. After examining 72 academic studies involving more than 600,000 participants, the study, funded by the foundation, found that saturated fat consumption was not associated with coronary disease risk. This assessment echoed a review in 2010 that concluded “there is no convincing evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease”.

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Video: Cereal Killers The Movie featured on the BBC – don’t fear fat!

Published on March 20, 2014,

Cereal Killers The Movie creator Donal O’ Neill and the Australian cricket team doctor Dr. Peter Brukner set the record straight on British breakfast TV about low carb high fat diets…

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We were delighted to help back the project and if you haven’t watched it yet you can rent or buy Cereal Killers The Movie here (affiliate link).

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Saturated fat ‘ISN’T bad for your heart’: Major study questions decades of dietary advice

Published on March 18, 2014,

The Mail Online is reporting a major study that suggests guidelines urging people to avoid ‘unhealthy’ fat to stave off heart disease are wrong. The study, by the British Heart Foundation, seems not to have gone done too well with the organisation who, as reported by the BBC, are refusing to change their advice that eating too much fat is bad for you…

Saturated fat DOESN’T cause heart disease after allGuidelines urging people to avoid fat to stave off heart disease ‘are wrong’ There is no evidence of a link between saturated fat and heart disease Healthy polyunsaturated fats also do not reduce heart disease risk A dairy fat ‘significantly reduces’ heart disease risk By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 16:05 EST, 17 March 2014 | UPDATED: 18:41 EST, 17 March 2014 Guidelines urging people to avoid ‘unhealthy’ fat to stave off heart disease are wrong, according to a major study. After decades of advice on the harm done by saturated fat such as butter, scientists have found no evidence of a link with heart problems. A ‘mega’ study which analysed a huge amount of existing data also said so-called healthy polyunsaturated fats, such as sunflower oil, had no general effect on the risk of heart disease.

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