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  • Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/0...ype=blogs&_r=0


    Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.

    The new findings are part of a growing body of research that has challenged the accepted wisdom that saturated fat is inherently bad for you and will continue the debate about what foods are best to eat.

    For decades, health officials have urged the public to avoid saturated fat as much as possible, saying it should be replaced with the unsaturated fats in foods like nuts, fish, seeds and vegetable oils.

    But the new research, published on Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, did not find that people who ate higher levels of saturated fat had more heart disease than those who ate less. Nor did it find less disease in those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including monounsaturated fat like olive oil or polyunsaturated fat like corn oil.

    “My take on this would be that it’s not saturated fat that we should worry about” in our diets, said Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury, the lead author of the new study and a cardiovascular epidemiologist in the department of public health and primary care at Cambridge University.

    But Dr. Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, said the findings should not be taken as “a green light” to eat more steak, butter and other foods rich in saturated fat. He said that looking at individual fats and other nutrient groups in isolation could be misleading, because when people cut down on fats they tend to eat more bread, cold cereal and other refined carbohydrates that can also be bad for cardiovascular health.

    “The single macronutrient approach is outdated,” said Dr. Hu, who was not involved in the study. “I think future dietary guidelines will put more and more emphasis on real food rather than giving an absolute upper limit or cutoff point for certain macronutrients.”
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    Reminds me of the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper"


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      But, but, that means science doesn't have the absolute right answer!!! It made a boo-boo?!?!?!


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        It just means that you're supposed to eat food, and not processed crap.. DUH!!!!!!!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
          It just means that you're supposed to eat food, and not processed crap.. DUH!!!!!!!!
          Yeah. Eat real food, like bacon!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
            But, but, that means science doesn't have the absolute right answer!!! It made a boo-boo?!?!?!
            Reminds me of a spoof I saw recently where they're changing the food label requirements, and adding a label called "OOOOPS!"
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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