SATURATED FAT AND HEART DISEASE
IS THERE A LINK?
“The mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for almost four decades. Yet scientific evidence shows that this advice has, paradoxically, increased our cardiovascular risks. Furthermore, the government’s obsession with levels of total cholesterol, which has led to the overmedication of millions of people with statins…” Aseem Malhotra, Interventional Cardiology specialist at Croydon University Hospital of London
One of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals on the planet, the British Medical Journal, published an interesting (and controversial) commentary by Malhorta a couple of days ago called Observations From the Heart: Saturated Fat is not the Major Issue. The article, an overview of the peer-reviewed literature on the subject, showed that saturated fat is not the Great Satan it has been made out to be. Hopefully, this is not new information for you (HERE). TRANS FATS are the fats which are widely associated with disease; not Saturated Fats. This is why a PALEO DIET is so beneficial for people with a wide variety of chronic illnesses, including most cases of cardiovascular disease and OBESITY.
I would suggest you read the entire article (HERE), as it will only take you five minutes to get through it. While you are at it, you may want to check out our information on STATIN DRUGS as well. It all boils down to understanding and educating patients about what it takes to squelch INFLAMMATION at its source —- something the worldwide medical community is, in my opinion, doing an extremely poor job of (HERE).