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ICYMI: No Evidence to Limit Whole Food Saturated Fats

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ICYMI: No Evidence to Limit Whole Food Saturated Fats

Saturated fats have been wrongly demonised for the last five decades. We’ve discussed this extensively here, here and here.

While we have had many large studies exonerating them for years now, the research has largely been ignored (especially by mainstream media, who continue to promote our archaic dietary guidelines, that are largely to blame for the levels of chronic disease we have in the Western world).

Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in June 2020, in the article, ‘Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-based Recommendations: JACC State-of -the-Art Review’, Astrup et al conclude:

“Whole-fat dairy, unprocessed meat, eggs and dark chocolate are SFA-rich foods with a complex matrix that are not associated with increased risk of CVD. The totality of available evidence does not support further limiting the intake of such foods”. 

Check out the research here.

Now, the questions need to be asked?

  • Can we please stop vilifying these natural, high quality saturated fats?
  • Will this research finally recorrect our upside-down dietary guidelines?
  • How long will the paradigm shift take?


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