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Saturated Fat is Not the Problem

Nearly all public health officials and cardiologists have blamed fat for the rise in heart disease and other ailments. But new evidence exonerates fats and points the finger at carbohydrates, particularly refined flour and sugar.

The case against saturated fat was never actually that strong. Numerous studies over the past four decades have found no link heart disease risk.

According to the Independent:

“The latest witness for the defense is a meta-analysis (a study combining the results of other studies) ... that found: ‘There is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD.’”

The authors also noted replacing saturated fat in the diet with more carbohydrates, especially refined carbs, makes all the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes worse.

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