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From the Wall Street Journal:

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

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. For many diet-conscious Americans, it is simply second nature to opt for chicken over sirloin, canola oil over butter.

The new study’s conclusion shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with modern nutritional science, however. The fact is, there has never been solid evidence for the idea that these fats cause disease. We only believe this to be the case because nutrition policy has been derailed over the past half-century by a mixture of personal ambition, bad science, politics and bias.

Sounds familiar…….

One Comment

  1. joegoofinoff wrote:

    Anyone should eat anything they please. However, people should attempt to not carry too much extra weight. If they gain too much weight they’ll probably become unhealthy. Fat people must really suffer in the hot weather.


    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:09 am | Permalink

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