Those of us on pretty high fat/low carb diets have suspected this as we’ve watched our lipid profiles improve. Newer research links high carb diets to high triglycerides & LDL.
We’ve been fed the low-fat guidelines constantly for decades.
Below from Diabetes Daily www.diabetesdaily.com
Saturated Fat May
Not Increase Heart Attack Risk
saturated fat intake may not be linked to heart attacks!
|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.
Research has shown that saturated fat can raise blood levels of "bad"
LDL cholesterol, and elevated LDL is a risk factor for heart disease
and stroke. Because of this, experts generally advise people to limit
their intake of fatty meat, butter and full-fat dairy....
But in the new analysis, which combined the results of 21 previous
studies, researchers found no clear evidence that higher saturated fat
intakes led to higher risks of heart disease or stroke.
The findings, published in the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, may sound like good news for
steak lovers, but a past AHA president cautioned against "over
interpreting" the results.
"No one is saying that some saturated fat is going to harm you...people
should enjoy their food," said Dr. Robert H. Eckel, a professor of
medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver....
Perhaps more importantly, though, Eckel said that the thinking on diet
and heart health is moving away from a focus on single nutrients and
toward "dietary patterns."