Here’s a wonderful presentation in two parts by Chris Kresser… very easy to understand, and also explains how you can get tested for only $80-100, without needing to go to the doctor.
As I mentioned in previous posts, it’s so important to wrap our heads around this, because the standard advice is CAUSING heart disease, and most doctors are not up to speed.
Many long-held beliefs about nutrition are crumbling… most shocking of which is the idea that saturated fat is bad. An in-depth review of data in 2009 concluded…
“…there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.”
A similar robust review in 2014 came to the same conclusion…
“Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.”
SHOCK HORROR, and frankly annoying that YET AGAIN, the advice doled out for decades has been hurting people, not helping. Why has is taken 50 years before anybody bothered to see if the “lipid hypothesis” was true? And why tell people to avoid healthy fats based on weak evidence and mere theory?
Many cutting-edge health research geniuses have delved, and discovered that the whole idea was built on shaky foundations, including a shocking revelation that Ancel Keys fudged some data to show an association between saturated fat and heart disease, where none existed. Continue reading “Is saturated fat bad for you?”