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Heart Specialist Calls for Major Repositioning on Saturated Fat, as It’s NOT the Cause of Heart Disease

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  • For the past 60 years, conventional medical authorities have warned that saturated animal fats cause heart disease and should be severely restricted in a heart-healthy diet
  • An important editorial written by an interventional cardiology specialist in the British Medical Journal says it’s time to bust the myth that saturated fat consumption causes heart disease
  • Reducing saturated fat intake reduces large, buoyant (type A) LDL particles. But it’s the small, dense (type B) particles that are implicated in heart disease, and these respond to reductions in carbohydrate consumption
  • A high-sugar diet raises your risk for heart disease by promoting metabolic syndrome—a cluster of health conditions, including: high blood pressure, insulin and leptin resistance, high triglycerides, and visceral fat accumulation
  • To reverse or avoid insulin and leptin resistance, you need to: Avoid sugar, fructose, grains, and processed foods; eat whole foods; and replace the grain carbs with high-quality healthful fats

By Dr. Mercola

For the past 60 years, conventional medical authorities have warned that saturated animal fats cause heart disease and should be severely restricted in a heart-healthy diet.


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