Meta-Study shows saturated fat has no influence on heart disease
A meta-analysis published 18th March 2014 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and which used data from over a half a million people in nearly 80 studies (32 observational studies (512,420 participants) of fatty acids from dietary intake; 17 observational studies (25,721 participants) of fatty acid biomarkers; and 27 randomised, controlled trials (105,085 participants) of fatty acid supplementation) has made a surprising conclusion: .
The research (1) showed that people who consume higher amounts of saturated fat have no more heart disease than those who consume less. There was no increased coronary risk.
Remember – this is a meta-study in the magazine of the College of Physicians in America.
They also did not find less heart disease among those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including both olive oil and corn oil. But then we told you all this in 2006 in The Rainbow Diet.
AND – THIS RESEARCH CONCLUSION IS NOT NEW
A previous meta-study from 2010 and the Children’s Hospital Research Group in Oakland California, plus the Dept. Of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School found that there was no link between high saturated fat consumption and increased risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular disease (2). And this meta-analysis involved over 347,000 people!!
“HIGH SATURATED FAT CONSUMPTION IS BAD FOR YOU” SEEMS ANOTHER MEDICAL MYTH
Ref (1): http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1846638&resultClick=3 (Rajiv Chowdhury, MD, PhD; Samantha Warnakula, MPhil; Setor Kunutsor, MD, MSt; Francesca Crowe, PhD; Heather A. Ward, PhD; Laura Johnson, PhD; Oscar H. Franco, MD, PhD; Adam S. Butterworth, PhD; Nita G. Forouhi, MRCP, PhD; Simon G. Thompson, FMedSci; Kay-Tee Khaw, FMedSci; Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH; John Danesh, FRCP; and Emanuele Di Angelantonio, MD, PhD)
Ref (2): Siri-Tarino et al – “Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with Heart Disease”. American J Clin Nutrition, Jan 13, 2010; doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.27725