Your eating denial wasn’t ‘heart healthy’ like you believed.

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Your eating denial wasn’t ‘heart healthy’ like you believed.

Post by SamCogar on Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:16 am

Annals of Internal Medicine – 18 March, 2014
Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury et al

Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk:
A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Conclusion: Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.

Primary Funding Source: British Heart Foundation, Medical Research Council, Cambridge National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre, and Gates Cambridge.  


The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
Wall Street Journal – 2 May, 2014

Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade “Saturated fat does not cause heart disease”—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries……..

Our distrust of saturated fat can be traced back to the 1950s, to a man named Ancel Benjamin Keys, a scientist at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Keys was formidably persuasive and, through sheer force of will, rose to the top of the nutrition world—even gracing the cover of Time magazine—for relentlessly championing the idea that saturated fats raise cholesterol and, as a result, cause heart attacks.

This idea fell on receptive ears because, at the time, Americans faced a fast-growing epidemic. Heart disease, a rarity only three decades earlier, had quickly become the nation’s No. 1 killer. Even President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in 1955. Researchers were desperate for answers……

Critics have pointed out that Dr. Keys violated several basic scientific norms in his study…..

HA, 65 years of believing a "junk science" claim about saturated fats ...... and it didn't help you being "heart healthy" like you truly believed it was.

Now you can safely enjoy butter-butter, whole milk and a "rare" beef roast or hamburger.


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