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Default Experts slam the 'outdated and incompetent' advice on saturated fats in the UK

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1 August, 2019

Government panel rules saturated fat in butter, cheese and meat IS bad for you and should be limited but angry experts slam the 'outdated and incompetent' advice
  • Scientific advisory committee advised against changing guidelines from 1994
  • It said saturated fat should make up no more than 10 per cent of daily calories
  • The fats found in dairy, cakes and biscuits increase the risk of heart disease
  • But a doctor and scientist accused the committee of ignoring evidence
  • They said the advice doesn't take into account the benefits of foods as a whole



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/...at-bad-you.html


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A (UK) Government committee has ruled the fat found in butter, cheese and meat should be avoided because it's bad for people's hearts.

Saturated fat has been the subject of debate for years because it can contribute to heart disease but is found in foods which also have health benefits.

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition today said there should be no change to 25-year-old official advice to try and avoid the fats.

They should make up no more than 10 per cent of someone's daily calorie intake, officials maintained, because of their link to high cholesterol and heart disease.

But critics argue that telling people to avoid saturated fat risks slicing out chunks of a balanced diet and turning them instead to more dangerous trans fats or sugar.

The University of Copenhagen's Dr Arne Astrup told MailOnline the committee's approach was 'outdated' and ignored evidence it'd be better to take a whole food approach to healthy eating.

And NHS consultant Dr Aseem Malhotra accused the panel of 'gross incompetence' and said evidence has suggested some types of fat actually lower heart disease risk.


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Dr Malhotra, a renowned cardiologist in the UK, told MailOnline: 'The SACN committee have once again revealed gross incompetence on their advice on consumption of saturated fat being a risk for heart disease.

'Not only does the totality of evidence reveal no adverse effect on cholesterol profile but that certain types of dairy saturated fat are associated with less heart disease.

'They would be doing the public a much greater service by advising on eating whole foods whilst reducing ultra processed foods which now makes up a staggering half of the British diet.'

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Dr. Malhotra seems to be a minority voice on this topic. To truly be effective, he needs help from other colleagues to convey the impression of a growing body of opinion. I'm sure there are others, but he seems to be the lone voice in the UK at this time.
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'They would be doing the public a much greater service by advising on eating whole foods whilst reducing ultra processed foods which now makes up a staggering half of the British diet.'


I was just listening to a recent 2 Keto Dudes podcast with Dr. Seyfried:

http://2ketodudes.com/show.aspx?episode=169

Where he said the British diet might be causing their high rates of brain cancer.

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Plenty of UK doctors stand with Dr. Malhotra.
Drs. Unwin, McCormack, Morrison, Lake etc. https://phcuk.org/resources/
The Scientific Advisory Committee ignores the evidence from doctors who work in the clinics with real patients. ( Cue up Tom Naughton's Anointed and Wisdom of Crowds talks!) Science Advisory Committee = ANOINTED
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Here's a link to the press release by Public Health England:

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Reducing saturated fat lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD

A report published by Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on the role of saturated fats and health concludes there's no need to change current advice.


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/...and-risk-of-cvd
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Plenty of UK doctors stand with Dr. Malhotra.
Drs. Unwin, McCormack, Morrison, Lake etc. https://phcuk.org/resources/
The Scientific Advisory Committee ignores the evidence from doctors who work in the clinics with real patients. ( Cue up Tom Naughton's Anointed and Wisdom of Crowds talks!) Science Advisory Committee = ANOINTED

That's encouraging, and I'm very familiar with Dr. Unwin's extremely valuable work and clinical successes as a GP. Have read things from Lake. On this topic, I'd like to see other vocal cardiologists in addition to Malhotra, who is the one quoted most. Maybe because he carries the reference of " a renowned cardiologist in the UK." As we've discussed many times on this forum, there is little research that confirms that saturated fat causes CVD. Additional cardiologists need to step up, I believe they're out there, not only in the UK but in other countries as well. This grass roots realization of the facts about CVD and saturated fats becomes a stronger message when the number of vocal experts increases. I applaud Dr. Malhotra for his fact-based stance. He needs company in his area of medical expertise.
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The Scientific Advisory Committee ignores the evidence from doctors who work in the clinics with real patients. ( Cue up Tom Naughton's Anointed and Wisdom of Crowds talks!) Science Advisory Committee = ANOINTED

Or, as Dr Malhotra himself has put it in the past, eminence over evidence.
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