This morning we’ve been treated to a very interesting analysis of a meta-analysis of the relationship between saturated fat intake and the risk for developing heart disease: Saturated fat and heart disease: studies old and new
Turns out it that there’s a good deal of evidence that reducing saturated fat intake does little for your heart health—and may in fact be detrimental to it.
Michael R. Eades comes to an interesting conclusion about these “saturated fat is very bad for your heart” studies:
Classic behavior from someone whose mind is made up. Ignore the evidence denying your hypothesis and focus on that confirming it. Instead of focusing on which people actually die of heart disease, let’s spend our time running through the maze looking at how our beloved low-fat diet reduces supposed risk factors.
Pig fat, once again, rules.