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saturated fat and heart disease


Saturated Fat Heart Disease

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“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
For decades we have been beat over the head with the idea that saturated fat (the white fat found on red meat) is bad for your health (HERE).  Although there have been many individuals attempt dispel this myth over the years (Dr. Atkins, the cardiologist, was the most famous), the latest is Aseem Malhotra, a specialist in interventional cardiology at Croydon University Hospital in England. 

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).


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