Friday, 4 November 2011

Saturated Fat does not cause Heart Disease !

For decades we have been brainwashed into believing saturated fat causes heart disease. So many people believe this a fact. This is arguably, the most ludicrous piece of dietary information and biggest scam ever hoisted on the medical profession and general public.

A meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pooled together data from 21 unique studies that included almost 350,000 people, about 11,000 of whom developed cardiovascular disease (CVD), tracked for an average of 14 years, and concluded that there is no relationship between the intake of saturated fat and the incidence of heart disease or stroke.

Conclusions: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat.

1 comment:

  1. We are all familiar with the recommendations of many doctors and dieticians (but not all) of what we should be eating in order to reduce our risk of heart disease – a diet high in carbs, low in saturated fat and high in polyunsaturated fat.

    Strong evidence against this assertion is provided in the post above and also in the following references.

    Mente A, et. al. A Systematic Review of the Evidence Supporting a Causal Link Between Dietary Factors and Coronary Heart Disease. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009: 169(7): 658-669.

    Under the World Health Organisation the complete volume of the journal Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2009; 55 was devoted to the topic Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition.