Saturated fat does not clog the arteries

It is nice to a see more and more research supporting what many of us have come to believe for a while now.  This one from the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

“A landmark systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies showed no association between saturated fat consumption and (1) all-cause mortality, (2) coronary heart disease (CHD), (3) CHD mortality, (4) ischaemic stroke or (5) type 2 diabetes in healthy adults.”

 “[T]he conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong.”

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Examine the figure above and you’ll see the authors point to fructose and refined carbohydrates as the problem.

“LDL cholesterol is not associated with cardiovascular disease and is inversely associated with all-cause mortality. A high TC [total cholesterol] to HDL ratio drops rapidly with dietary changes such as replacing refined carbohydrates with healthy high fat foods.”

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