Saturated fat - it's not bad for you!

"Low Fats Diets Increase & Heart Disease"

It's the high carbohydrates and sugar that raise fats in the blood

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Even the Independent is getting in on the act publishing this piece of research! Click below to read the full article:


"Two years ago Professor Stampfer co-authored a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, which found that the group on a low-carbohydrate diet who ate the most saturated fat ended up with the healthiest ratio of HDL to LDL and lost twice as much weight as those on a low fat diet."

Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease - click to download full pdf

Summary & conclusions

The conclusion of this research is that there is NO association of cardiovascular heart disease with saturated fat consumption (fat in red meat, butter, coconut butter, lard etc.).

So don't be a fat phobic. Fat and animal protein have been on the plant and eaten by humans as long as we have been around! Our bodies have therefore evolved with these foods for a lot longer than most of the modern foods we consume which can take more of the blame for increasing problem we have with chronic disease. Grains (wheat etc.) for example, have only been produced in agricultural quantities 10,000 years ago, a drop in the ocean to the complete time humans have evolved over.

However, this is not the complete picture because from a MetabolicTyping® and Body BioTyping point of view not everyone will react the same to fat, it is not about the food but more about what the body does to the food. A good way to look at this is with extreme examples, take for instance Eskimo's, they certainly can eat saturated fat and in fact eat fat almost exclusively in their native environment. However, would you feed large quantities of saturated fat to a near vegetarian native African tribe, I think not, even if it doesn't cause heart disease.

So it is more a question of the quantities that are used in the diet of the individual person in question. To learn more about this totally individualised approach to nutrition click here - Metabolic Typing

Click the links to find more research articles showing saturated fats to be safe:

CONCLUSIONS: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat.>

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The saturated fat found mainly in meat and dairy products has a bad reputation, but a new analysis of published studies finds no clear link between people's intake of saturated fat and their risk of developing heart disease.