Saturated Fat Bad for Your Heart? Not So Fast...

July 1, 2011

Conventional wisdom tells us that eating too much saturated fat is bad for cardiovascular health.  Millions of people have given up the joys of eating delicious, flavorful food in favor of something that's considered to be more "heart healthy".

But now, a breakthrough meta-study turns this conventional wisdom on its ear.

Researchers at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute have concluded a meta analysis of twenty-one different studies.  Ranging from five to 23 years, these studies followed over 340,000 subjects, and analyzed their dietary habits, incidence of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke.

The meta analysis of these epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease, inclusive of stroke.
Fellow burger lovers, rejoice.

The full report is available online from PubMed.  (link)
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