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Is There Really A Link Between Fat And Heart Disease?

A new study sheds light on the truth about saturated fat and heart disease.

A new study sheds light on the truth about saturated fat and heart disease. Image courtesy of Sommai and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

If you read my blog, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the last 50+ years of nutrition science (dogma) that says a high-carb, low-fat diet is best for us.  That thinking is what helped me top the scales at 325 pounds before I started questioning the mainstream thinking.

While serious science is now starting to look at the role carbs play in making us fat, a new study questions the paranoia surrounding saturated fat.

We’ve been told that saturated fat in butter, cheese and meat causes heart disease. But scientists looking at 80 studies involving 500,000 people and 27 randomized controlled trials (the gold standard in research) found no evidence that saturated fat causes heart problems or any benefits from other types of fats.

It’s time for nutritionists and the food industry to start embracing real science and stop bad mouthing butter. Now I’m not holding my breath for this to happen. Heck, the nutritionists interviewed about this new study don’t want you to think it’s alright to eat fat because of the risk of heart attacks.  Really!?!

It’s looking like the nutrition dogma of the 50+ years is starting to crumble. Thank you Gary Taubes!

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