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The poplar belief that saturated fats clog up arteries is just plain wrong. That’s the message from three cardiologists in a just published editorial, summarizing the fairly convincing evidence:
BJSM: Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions
Instead of worrying about saturated fats or cholesterol, the cardiologists advise people to eat “real food” (like a higher-fat Mediterranean diet), stop smoking and consider stress reduction and regular physical activity. See the image above.
Here’s the main message in the editorial by Dr. Aseem Malhotra and colleagues:
It is time to shift the public health message in the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease away from measuring serum lipids and reducing dietary saturated fat.
Coronary artery disease is a chronic inflammatory disease and it can be reduced effectively by walking…
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Experts: Popular Belief That Saturated Fats Clog Up Arteries “Plain Wrong” was originally posted by Ketogenic Diet