Research Implies that Saturated Fat is Not the Cause of Heart Disease

A recent article published in BMJ, a peer-reviewed medical journal, titled “Saturated Fat is Not the Major Issue” has medical, nutrition and health experts talking about the revelation that saturated fat may not be the true cause of heart disease – as has been so widely believed for decades.

The author of the article, Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an interventional cardiology specialist in London, writes: “The mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for almost four decades. Yet scientific evidence shows that this advice has, paradoxically, increased our cardiovascular risks. Saturated fat has been demonised ever since Ancel Keys’s landmark ‘seven countries’ study in 1970. This concluded that a correlation existed between the incidence of coronary heart disease and total cholesterol concentrations…But correlation is not causation.”

Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, examines Dr. Malhotra’s article and explores the theory that it is sugar and trans fats, not saturated fats, that pose the most dangerous health risks. Saturated fats from animals and vegetables, on the other hand, provide health benefits that are imperative for the proper function of our cell membranes, hearts, lungs, livers, immune systems, hormones and more. These healthy fats are found in avocados, coconuts, raw nuts, grass-fed meats, organic eggs and of course, raw dairy and butter made from raw milk.

This new research supports what many raw milk drinkers have known for years – that whole milk is a healthy, natural food that truly “does a body good.”

Read more about Dr. Malhotra’s article and Dr. Mercola’s interpretation here:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/04/saturated-fat-intake.aspx?e_cid=20131104Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20131104Z1

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One thought on “Research Implies that Saturated Fat is Not the Cause of Heart Disease

  1. As a retiree from the health care field, it’s been known for a long time that inflammation is a major cause of heart disease. Individuals with rheumatoid diseases are at greater risk, and those with underlying infections, like chronic oral infections. There are many factors. Saturated fats are very low on the list.

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