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<strong>Saturated fat not linked to greater risk of heart </strong>

New research has found no evidence that saturated fat found in meat, butter and cheese is associated with a greater risk of heart disease.

 

Cambridge and Harvard universities analysed data from 72 studies with 600,000 participants and found no association between saturated fat consumption and heart attacks.

 

The research also found that fish oil supplements had no benefit and did not reduce cardiovascular risk.

Dr Mike Knapton from the British Heart Foundation, which partially funded the research, says the research undermines that message that polyunsaturated fat is better than saturated fat.

 

"[It] perhaps doesn't matter so much what type of fat you worry about however it does matter the amount of fat you eat in your diet, because it's a very rich, high-energy content, high-calorie food, compared to protein and carbohydrate," Dr Knapton said.

 

 

But the Australian Heart Foundation says the new research adds no weight to changing healthy diet recommendations.

 

The Foundation's Dr Rob Grenfell says the research is flawed because saturated fat causes elevated cholesterol which is a risk factor for heart disease.

 

"Unfortunately cardiovascular disease is caused by many factors and that includes smoking, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, just to name a couple," Dr Grenfell said.

 

"So when you try to produce a study that links one risk factor with an end point disease you end up with the result that they've found."

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-19/new-research-shows-saturated-fat-not-linked-to-heart-disease/5330332

Blah blah blah. How’s about we focus on whole foods rather than individual nutrients. But that’s a boring message not a quick fix.

Is red wine currently good for you or not, the 'experts' keep changing their minds so its hard to keep track.

The position on red wine has never changed. People who drink small amounts of any alcohol a day live longer than tea totallers but its a bell curve.

Red wine is high in antioxidants, but you know what’s higher? Fruit and vegetables. Plus the other nutrients.

But again what a boring message.

Also headlines rarely actually tell you the actual results of the study proper, 1 study rarely changes everything and things change is SCIENCE. We’re learning new things all the time.

Saturated fat is as bad for you just as much as anthropogenic climate change is a big deal. BACON.

The position on red wine has never changed. People who drink small amounts of any alcohol a day live longer than tea totallers but its a bell curve.
Red wine is high in antioxidants, but you know what's higher? Fruit and vegetables. Plus the other nutrients.
But again what a boring message.
Also headlines rarely actually tell you the actual results of the study proper, 1 study rarely changes everything and things change is SCIENCE. We're learning new things all the time.

I read that as SpittinChips said, "they" changed their mind and that one glass a day was no longer considered a net positive effect because the other stuff in the Red Wine negates it.