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    The first open discussion where saturated fat is being defended in mainstream media in the UK. This is a first in terms of how a Medical Professional is providing different dietary advice to CW.

    BBC News - Saturated fat heart disease 'myth'
    Last edited by Owen; 10-23-2013, 12:07 PM.
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    Followed by the same thing in Australia

    Catalyst - Special Edition - Heart of the Matter
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    • #3
      It has now made it to major news in the US, The Los Angeles Times
      Time to end the war against saturated fat? - latimes.com
      It is amazing how the popular press, who have so long promulgated the sat fat myth, we now turn to to spread the real word.

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      • #4
        I'm sure there will be legions out there discrediting the author soon enough. Too much money in Statins and "health foods" you can't brand and market local grass fed beef.

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        • #5
          Anyone who has done any research knows about this.
          Heck even if you read the Harvard School of Public Health which tries to downplay this new research.
          I love their take on this "More recently, several studies seemed to suggest that eating diets high in saturated fat did not raise the risk of heart disease—a finding that ran counter to decades of dietary advice."
          Lets repeat the last part of the line "a finding that ran counter to decades of dietary advice." decades of dietary advice NOT science. Right there in black and white. Lets face it they are not idiots over there, if they had decades of dietary science to back it up they would have posted some.
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          • #6
            I liked saturated fat before it was cool.
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            • #7
              Yup, even heard it on yesterday's news on Classic FM. Thought it was interesting that the media thought it was worth headlines. I'm not sure it'll have much impact on the deluge of diet and exercise plans in the run-up and aftermath of the holiday season.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by AMonkey View Post
                I liked saturated fat before it was cool.
                Ha ha me too. I had arguments with my doctor back in the early 90s when he told me cholesterol was bad to eat and mine was too high. I told him there's no evidence and that people with high cholesterol are going to get sick and since I don't even eat any cholesterol it doesn't explain how mine got so high so it's obvious there's a lot here that is not understood so no thank you to your medication.
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                • #9
                  Neighbor of mine who is very athletic and in his 30’s had his doc try to put him on Statins. He’s not Paleo but eats pretty well and said “No thanks” and the response was along the lines of “Uhh what!? The doctor said you really need to start these…why?”long the lines of “Uhh what!? The doctor said you really need to start these…why?”

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                  • #10
                    Although I haven't read enough to unsderstand how statins work, I get the impression that they have been used wherever a high cholesterol count is present, despite this having no bearing on whether that cholesterol will cause heart disease as atherosclerosis is not caused by cholesterol itself. Therefore, it's likely to emerge that at least 50% of people (going on averages) will have been put on muscle-wasting statins for absolutely no reason. Thats millions of people. All over the world.
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                    • #11
                      Already the Beeb has started putting out "health" stories that offer "balanced reporting" as a response to this story:
                      Saturated fat pledge 'a drop in the ocean' BBC News - Saturated fat pledge 'a drop in the ocean'
                      Do you know your 'good' fat from your 'bad' fat? BBC News - Do you know your 'good' fat from your 'bad' fat?

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                      • #12
                        @Owen. Many thanks for these links!

                        Originally posted by Owen View Post
                        Followed by the same thing in Australia

                        Catalyst - Special Edition - Heart of the Matter

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                        • #13
                          from the second article posted by Fifer
                          "NHS Choices says we eat a lot more saturated fats than trans fats, but says reducing the amount of saturated fat is more important than reducing the amount of trans fats."
                          What hope can we have for the poor sods in this country walking around in a state of chronic ill health after following all of the advice of their beneficent government?
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                          • #14
                            Never had any issue with sat fats, that's a big part of the traditional french diet. A few years ago, an italian colleague was checked up for his cholesterol and ended up with a too high level. So he started to remove ALL fat from his diet, eating sandwiches stuffed with green beans and tomatoes, that kind of tasteless fatless meals. He did get his cholesterol to decrease. I was eating my usual camembert, fat meat, etc, and he looked at me every time as if I was digging my grave with each bite ... The reason his chol. went down is that he stopped eating crap (as in processed shit) at the same time he cut the dietary fat. But his protruding belly had not shrunk one bit. I was asking him how his belly was doing almost daily ...

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