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    Is Saturated Fat safe?

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    My doctor, who I have a lot of respect for, said that 'your body can't handle saturated fat.' when asked about it. What is the deal here? I am taking this lifestyle pretty literally. I rarely used to eat red meat and now eat it often. Butter, animal fats... Is it really ok for your heart and disease prevention?

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    Please read around this website. Please read Good Calories, Bad Calories. Please read any of the Eades' books.
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    The usual human body is made up of 15-25% of saturated fats............................................
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    Life Without Bread is turning out to be a pretty good book for explaining this too. I'm halfway through it... Saturated fat is perfectly healthy!

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    Bpaul, here is the place to start your learning.

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    I have not heard about the big limitations of saturated fat. It is safe I think.

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    I second the 'read Good Calories, Bad Calories' if you wish to never fear saturated fat again, and - unlike with 'advice' from your doctor - actually understand why it's good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rphlslv View Post
    The usual human body is made up of 15-25% of saturated fats............................................
    Indeed. If your body "couldn't handle it", why would it store excess calories in that form? Bodyfat in humans is similar to that in pigs, so when you use stored fat for energy, you're basically (metabolically) "eating" lard.

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    Your doctor is functioning on information that is not only twenty to thirty years out of date, but incorrect when it was first published. He had one day of nutrition classes in medical school. Just keep doing what you're doing, and read the books that others have recommended. Doctors don't know everything.
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    Now, have you had digestive pain when eating more fat? If so, search here on "gall bladder." If not, see what everyone else said above. Research Ancel Keys for info on the worst scientific fraud ever perpetrated.
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