The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
May 5, 2014
"Saturated fat does not cause heart disease"—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries. For many diet-conscious Americans, it is simply second nature to opt for chicken over sirloin, canola oil over butter.
The new study's conclusion shouldn't surprise anyone familiar with modern nutritional science, however....
The author, Nina Teicholz, has been researching dietary fat and disease for nearly a decade. Her book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, will be published by Simon & Schuster on May 13.
By Nina Teicholz