SATURATED FAT: WE’VE GOT IT ALL WRONG Q:
Should I avoid saturated fat for a healthier heart? significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of (coronary heart disease) or CVD [cardiovascular disease].”
And if that weren’t enough, a systematic review of the evidence supporting a causal link between diet and coronary heart disease published in the August 2013 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that there was “no evidence” to support the need for overall reduction of saturated fats, with the authors raising concerns about making recommendations without the benefit of randomized control trials. There was also concern that limiting dietary fat in general results in increased consumption of carbohydrates. That was especially worrisome, since, unlike saturated fats, high-glycemic foods—along with trans fats—actually are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
In other words, despite its demonization by health authorities and despite the massive efforts by Big Food to sell you junky, sugar-filled “no-fat” products, no evidence exists to support a direct relationship between saturated fat and heart disease. None.
Studies Vindicate Saturated Fat
A Harvard study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concludes that “greater saturated fat intake is associated with less progression of coronary atherosclerosis, whereas carbohydrate intake is associated with a greater progression.”
Did you get that? To prevent atherosclerosis, skip the bread and other high-carb foods, not the healthy saturated fats from whole foods like coconut, palm oil, and grass-fed beef. In fact, in the famous Framingham, Mass., heart study, the more