March 25, 2014

Cambridge Study Raises Doubts

1 Saturated Fats Unlinked to Heart Disease?

There is new evidence that saturated fats, the kinds present in butter, meat and cheese, aren't the instigators of heart disease that we've generally been warned to avoid. An impressively comprehensive study conducted by cardiovascular researchers at Cambridge University has found that persons who consumed higher amounts of saturated fat had no more heart attacks or other cardiac events than those who consumed low levels. Moreover, substituting high levels of unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts and other sources did not reduce the risk of heart disease. Some health experts suggest that the results are skewed by the fact that when people cut back on saturated fats they tend to replace them with baked goods and other refined carbohydrates, which balance out the fewer fats.

More at Well.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Saturated Fats Don't Cause Heart Disease

Tags: Saturated Fats in Diet, Fatty Foods and Heart Disease, Benefits of Unsaturated Fats, Heart Disease and Saturated Fats

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