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Old Mon, May-14-18, 15:03
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Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

The draft recommendations, the first since 2002, are aimed at reducing non-communicable diseases, led by cardiovascular diseases, blamed for 72 percent of the 54.7 million estimated deaths worldwide every year, many before the age of 70.

“Dietary saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids are of particular concern because high levels of intake are correlated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases,” Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, told reporters.

The dietary recommendations are based on scientific evidence developed in the last 15 years, he added.

The United Nations agency has invited public comments until June 1 on the recommendations, which it expects to finalize by year-end.

There's more, but I'm sorry if you read even this far, you'll never get that time back. I'm doing my own bit, today I managed to hold it down to 43 percent saturated fat calories.

Are there contexts where saturated fat makes the diet worse? I think, probably. Does the WHO have the right to pick and choose the entire context of the diet, and discourage any healthful diets that include substantial--even copious, levels of saturated fat, where that works? Discourage in a context, yes. Discourage large groups of people--Masai for instance--from eating a level of saturated fat that's kept them in good health for many generations? Heck, no.
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Old Mon, May-14-18, 18:42
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Anybody with a brain knows the deadly combo is Sugar, fat and flour. These "deciders" of public policy have selective reasoning. That seems to be a world-wide virus going around.
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Old Mon, May-14-18, 18:58
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Yes, WHO intends to resolve world hunger by processing the vast amounts of fields of grains into high glycemic glucose bombs. Just what the doctor ordered . . . But watch out for that saturated fat, it's a killer . . .
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Old Mon, May-14-18, 19:42
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Notice how they have always lumped saturated fats (healthy) and trans fats (bad) together because they both kinda sorta look similar (solid at room temperature). Causing, no surprise, a correlation with bad health (owing to the trans fats). This is sorta kinda like lumping green leafy plants together like kale, spinach and tobacco, noting the rise in bad health outcomes so DON'T CONSUME KALE OR SPINACH!!! YOU WILL GET SICK!!! Yeah.
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