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New Science Destroys the Saturated Fat Myth

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  • The nutritional myth that saturated fat is bad for you continues to fall apart as a steady stream of new books and scientific studies hit the airways
  • With regard to heart health, nutrition policy has been derailed over the past half-century by corporate greed, political agendas, and bad science
  • A new meta-analysis involving a half million people found that those eating more saturated fats do NOT have more heart disease than those eating less
  • Cholesterol is critical for building your cell membranes, interacting with proteins inside cells, regulating your cell signaling and other biological processes
  • Saturated fats serve important functions such as building cell walls, mineral absorption, converting beta-carotene into vitamin A, and many others

By Dr. Mercola

The nutritional myth that saturated fat is bad for you continues to fall apart as a steady stream of new books and studies on this topic hit the media. The latest work to challenge the old dogma is a book called The Big Fat Surprise by journalist Nina Teicholz, interviewed above.


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