A published study that was recently released by international researchers suggest that eating saturated fat does not lead to an increase in heart attacks, heart conditions or stroke. While this study will come against the beliefs of many health officials and doctors, this conclusion will definitely be the holy grail for meat lovers…..
On the flip side, this new research did find a link between hydrogenated fats, (found in processed and fast foods), and increased heart disease.
We can now increase our intake of saturated fat without any risk involved, correct?
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Let’s give a conclusive example that heart disease is no longer a risk factor. However, there are other factors to be concerned with. Foods that contain high saturated fat levels increases the risk for certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and weight gain. Which is the reason that we should not be over-excessive with it. According to the American Heart Association, saturated fat should be less than 7 percent of your total calorie intake. No more than 140 calories of food should contain saturated fat as part of a 2,000-calorie diet.
The study concluded that the people who ate saturated fat in higher levels did not have more heart disease than those who ate less. Neither did it find less disease in those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fats, (e.g., monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats).
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The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease
Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine: