Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Strokes, & Heart Disease: 5 New Studies That Have Doctors Stunned

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1. INTRODUCTION

Since the 1950s, people have believed that saturated fat is bad for human health.

This was originally based on observational studies showing that countries that consumed a lot of saturated fat had higher rates of deaths from heart disease.

The diet-heart hypothesis states that saturated fat raises LDL cholesterol in the blood, which then supposedly lodges in the arteries and causes heart disease.

Even though this hypothesis has never been proven, most official dietary guidelines are based on it (1).

Interestingly, numerous recent studies have found no link between saturated fat consumption and heart disease.

This article reviews 5 of the largest, most comprehensive and most recent studies on this issue.

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Kris Gunnars is a medical student, personal trainer and someone who has spent years reading books, blogs and research studies on health and nutrition. Kris believes that there is an immense amount of evidence that runs completely contradictory to what the governments and dietitians around the world are recommending. Since starting medical school and becoming a personal trainer, he's learned that the textbooks on nutrition that our future doctors and health authorities read are based on that same faulty or nonexistent evidence. Kris' goal is change that! For more from Kris- Subscribe to Free Updates from his website or click the links above to follow him on Facebook or Twitter.