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From: Mark Tyler (
Subject:         Re: Saturated Fat
Date: October 6, 2017 at 10:17 am PST

In Reply to: Saturated Fat posted by Bob Waite on December 8, 2015 at 6:56 am:

Hi Bob, I know this is an old post, but I'd like to take a crack at answering it myself.

We get to believe what we want to don't we?

However, let me ask you this question; do you know of any studies that show prevention of heart disease by ingesting saturated fat or polyunsaturated fat for that matter? Do you know of any that show a reversal with large amounts of any kind of fat?

Lets take some initial statements from this article:

"Results: The study found no statistically significant effects of reducing saturated fat, in regard to heart attacks, strokes or all-cause deaths.

Although reducing saturated fat had no effects, replacing some of it with polyunsaturated fat led to a 27% lower risk of cardiovascular events (but not death, heart attacks or strokes).

Conclusion: People who reduced their saturated fat intake were just as likely to die, or get heart attacks or strokes, compared to those who ate more saturated fat. "

I would say, that it shows that people who merely replace the same level of fat with another type of fat end up just as dead. So, where are you healthy fats???

Secondly, how much fat was in these diets in total? I remember one large "low fat" study where the dieters were supposed to maintain a diet at 20% fat, however, the people in the study quickly sneaked up to 29% fat. At the end of the study it was concluded that this low fat diet (29% now) had no impact on heart disease.

well of course not! If the average diet is 35% and your LOW FAT diet is 29%, you aren't really low are you? The fact is that low fat diets shown to prevent heart disease are lower than 20% and typically under 15% total fat, and most especially those without meat and dairy.

Honestly, the woolly thinking that you see in these articles is stunning!

Recently someone showed me a statistic pointing out that France (a country with a high fat diet) has one of the lowest rates of heart disease world wide. Its true too. However, every year nearly 20,000 people in France die of heart attacks; That's more than six times the number that die in car accidents there, and they have the worst accident record in western europe!

So, let me go back to my original point: Do you know any high fat diets that prevent or reverse heart disease? I've never heard of one.

If however you're living in France and satisfied that every year a whole small town's worth of people drop dead from heart disease, then keep consuming that cheese and wine!

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