Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NOW they tell me. I missed a near lifetime of steaks and burgers because of this.

Pass the ketchup...

Popular belief that saturated fat clogs up arteries is a myth, experts say.

Of course, after a bunch of years eating steaks and lasagna, the pointy heads will change their minds again and decide it's the worst thing in the world to do.

There are, however, dissenting points of view:

Leading the the critics was Professor Alun (sic) Hughes, associate director of the Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at University College London.
He said: "This editorial is muddled and adds to confusion on a contentious topic. The authors present no really new evidence, misrepresent some existing evidence, and fail to adequately acknowledge the limitations in the evidence that they use to support their point of view."
Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said the claims about saturated fat were "unhelpful and misleading".
He added: "Decades of research have proved that a diet rich in saturated fat increases 'bad' LDL cholesterol in your blood, which puts you at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke."

I guess the science isn't settled.  I'll keep eating vegetables and statins, thanks.

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