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Is saturated fat bad for you?

Why is Dietary Fat Being Demonized?

Is saturated fat really bad for you?  Recently the American Heart Association released a “presidential advisory” designed to scare people away from consuming saturated fat for fear that it elevates cholesterol.  Now before demonizing saturated fat as an eternally evil food, there are some things you should understand:

  • This advisory was not based on new emerging science of information
  • Studies for the justification of this advisory were handpicked and a lot of valid studies were not included because they contradicted the report.
  • It was based on the premise that saturated fat raises cholesterol, and that elevated cholesterol increases the risk for heart disease.

Is Cholesterol A Problem?

Keep in mind that the recommendation to avoid saturated fat is based on the flawed “cholesterol theory” of heart disease.  If this is the first time you are hearing this information, I would strongly encourage you to watch the following video, where I discuss:

  1. The hidden dangers behind lowering your cholesterol with medications (including nutrient depleting side effects)
  2. The history of heart disease in America and how cholesterol became a “bad guy”
  3. How to identify healthy fats and oils
  4. The many health benefits of coconut oil
  5. The connection between chronic inflammation and Omega 3 and 6 fats
  6. Why the real culprit in heart disease is “carbohydrate toxicity”
  7. How ketogenic diets can be helpful for many suffering with heart disease and related illnesses.

Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Resources:

  1. Astrup A, et al.  The role of reducing intakes of saturated fat in the prevention of cardiovascular disease: where does the evidence stand in 2010.  Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Apr; 93(4): 684–688.
  2.  DiNicolantonio JJ, et al.  The Evidence for Saturated Fat and for Sugar Related to Coronary Heart Disease.  Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Mar-Apr;58(5):464-72.

Always looking out for you,

Dr. Osborne

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