Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Another meltdown of official wisdom
People who eat lots of butter or cream are no more likely to have an early death than anyone else, a study suggests.
Researchers trawled through the health records of hundreds of thousands of patients and found no statistical link between eating saturated fat and falling ill with heart disease, strokes or type 2 diabetes.
The findings, published in the British Medical Journal, raise further doubts about 32-year-old guidelines that warn people to avoid butter, full-fat milk and other meat and dairy products with high levels of saturated fats.
Britons were advised in 1983 to cut their fat intake to 30 per cent of their total energy, and saturated fat intake to 10 per cent, while increasing the amount of carbohydrates they ate.
But the latest evidence suggests that saturated fats may not be bad for you after all.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).