Wed, Apr-26-17, 04:41
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Saturated Fat Does Not Clog your Arteries
New study in the BJSM by Dr Aseem Molhotra picked up by many news outlets around the world. Links to articles here:
Experts: Popular Belief That Saturated Fats Clog Up Arteries “Plain Wrong”
The poplar belief that saturated fats clog up arteries is just plain wrong.
That’s the message from three cardiologists in a just published editorial, summarizing the fairly convincing evidence:
BJSM: Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions
Instead of worrying about saturated fats or cholesterol, the cardiologists advise people to eat “real food” (like a higher-fat Mediterranean diet), stop smoking and consider stress reduction and regular physical activity. See the image above.
Here’s the main message in the editorial by Dr. Aseem Malhotra and colleagues: It is time to shift the public health message in the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease away from measuring serum lipids and reducing dietary saturated fat. Coronary artery disease is a chronic inflammatory disease and it can be reduced effectively by walking 22 minutes a day and eating real food. The media is all over the message this morning. It gets criticism from some experts, and support from many others:
CNN: Does saturated fats clog your arteries? Controversial paper says ‘no’
SBS: ‘Saturated fat not cause of heart disease’
The Telegraph: Specialists under fire for dismissing saturated fat link to heart disease
The Sun: Medics embroiled in health row after blasting ‘plainly wrong’ NHS claims that butter, cheese and red meat clog arteries
The Guardian: Q&A: saturated fat, your health and what the experts say
Yahoo News: Pass the butter: Cutting saturated fat does not reduce heart disease risk, cardiologists say
CBC: Pass the butter: Cutting saturated fat does not reduce heart disease risk, cardiologists say
If you ask me the experts are likely to be right. It’s certainly time to stop obsessing about saturated fats and LDL cholesterol, as the link to heart disease in likely to be nonexistent and weak, respectively. If eating low-fat foods make you hungry and cause you to increase intake of sugar and refined carbs (as often happens) it may even be harmful. Many experts are still stuck in an old failed paradigm, still fearing natural fats.
It’s time to let it go. Fat is your friend.
Also, Dr Aseem on SKY news: http://www.thefatemperor.com/blog/2...-heart-disease-
Last edited by JEY100 : Wed, Apr-26-17 at 06:25.