Saturated Fat in Heart Disease

Saturated fat’s role in heart disease is a myth, says heart specialist


A UK cardiologist says it is time “to bust the myth of the role of saturated fat in heart disease,” pointing out that since we started following advice to remove it from our diets, cardiovascular risk has gone up. Writing in this week’s online issue of the British Medical Journal Aseem Malhotra, an interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital, London, also says government obsession with reducing total cholesterol has led to millions of people being overmedicated with statins, when the real issue is not cholesterol but a more complex triad of lipid abnormalities called “atherogenic dyslipidemia.”


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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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