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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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Saturated fat is not bad for health, says heart expert

Published on March 7, 2014,

The Telegraph is reporting claims from a cardiac scientist that diets low in saturated fat do NOT lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease or help people live longer…

Saturated fat is not bad for health, says heart expertBut Dr DiNicolantonio, claims sugar and carbohydrates are the real culprits driving high cholesterol and the obesity epidemic and suggested that guidelines should be changed urgently. “A public health campaign is drastically needed to educate on the harms of a diet high in carbohydrate and sugar. “There is no conclusive proof that a low-fat diet has a positive effect on health. Indeed the literature indicates a general lack of any effect, good or bad, from a reduction in fat intake. “A change in recommendations is drastically needed as public health could be at risk. “We need a public health campaign as strong as the one we had in the 70s and 80s demonising saturated fats, to say that we got it wrong.” DiNicolantonio points out that the ‘vilification’ of saturated fats dates back to the 1950s when research suggested a link between high dietary saturated fat intake and deaths from heart disease.

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Video: Saturated Fat Will Help You Lose Weight and Increase Vitality

Published on January 8, 2014,

This is a great video from the 2013 Low Carb Down Under Seminar Series in Australia. It features Christine Cronau discussing why the vilification of saturated fat is ‘the biggest health mistake in history’ and why eating more will health you lose weight and increase vitality…

The Fat Revolution – Saturated Fat Is Good For You by Christine Cronau

See more videos from the 2013 Low Carb Down Under Seminar Series courtesy of Jimmy Moore at his Vimeo channel

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