Saturated fat not bad after all
Weighty new research may change the outlook for saturated fat.
It was commissioned by the World Health Organisation. It reviews all relevant literature up to May 2015, citing 179 references. It has 11 authors and some very distinguished peer reviewers. It’s just been published in the British Medical Journal.
Contrary to the generally perceived wisdom of the past 40 years, it concludes: “Saturated fats are not associated with all cause mortality, CVD, CHD, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes …”
Assessing the implications of these findings, the Global Dairy Platform believes: “This analysis firmly denounces the relationship between saturated fat and adverse health outcomes which will eventually lead to revisions in dietary guidance.”
Could this herald a new dawn for dairy ?