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Dietary Fat Guidelines Not Supported

January 2nd, 2018

This study indicates that the US dietary guidelines for fat consumption and reduced risk of heart disease are NOT supported. To quote the British Journal of Sports Medicine:

“Results Across 7 studies, involving 89 801 participants (94% male), there were 2024 deaths from CHD during the mean follow-up of 11.9±5.6 years. The death rate from CHD was 2.25%. Eight data sets were suitable for inclusion in meta-analysis; all excluded participants with previous heart disease. Risk ratios (RRs) from meta-analysis were not statistically significant for CHD deaths and total or saturated fat consumption. The RR from meta-analysis for total fat intake and CHD deaths was 1.04 (95% CI 0.98 to 1.10). The RR from meta-analysis for saturated fat intake and CHD deaths was 1.08 (95% CI 0.94 to 1.25).

Conclusions Epidemiological evidence to date found no significant difference in CHD mortality and total fat or saturated fat intake and thus does not support the present dietary fat guidelines. The evidence per se lacks generalisability for population-wide guidelines.”  Br J Sports Med. 2017;51(24):1743-1749.

Here are a couple of links to learn more: PubMed and Medscape .

So PLEASE eat healthy fats and avoid trans-fats and processed fats. Limit cooking to avocado oil or coconut oil. Use olive oil only after cooking or on salads, etc., but do NOT heat olive oil. Butter from 100% grass-fed cows is also a healthy source.

To your health!!