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Major, New Study: Stop Wasting Your Time Avoiding Saturated Fat

By: Dave Asprey
November 19, 2010

Major, New Study: Stop Wasting Your Time Avoiding Saturated Fat

If you’ve adopted a low-fat diet with the hope of preventing a heart attack, a new study says you’ve been wasting your time.

A meta study (a study of other studies) published in the January 2010 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that there is “no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD.”  (CHD is coronary heart disease and CVD is cardiovascular disease.

Nutrition myths are often oversimplified and recirculated in the media. That’s why people have come to believe that eating saturated fats makes them gain weight, causes high cholesterol, and cardiovascular diseases. The latest research shows that this simply isn’t true.

This falls right in line with findings from other recent publications like Gary Taubes’ bestselling book Good Calories, Bad Calories, and matches my own experience.  Not only have I LOST weight eating healthy saturated fats, my cholesterol levels have actually improved, and my world class, anti-aging physician tells me that my risk for cardiovascular disease is very low.  This meta study confirms that the right fats aren’t dangerous at all. You simply crave fat because it is critical for optimal health, not because you’re weak, or lack willpower.

Fats have received a bad rap, but the right kind of natural fats are some of the best, most nourishing foods on earth.  They give us energy, recharge our brains, build hormones,  cell membranes, and make us feel comfortable and satisfied.  If you’re on a low-fat diet, this study should convince you to eat more healthful fats. It’s one of the easiest ways to make yourself more Bulletproof®!

Am J Clin Nutr (January 13, 2010). doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.27725  http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/ajcn.2009.27725v1