Cardiovascular disease

Saturated Fat Lies Exposed: It Does Not Clog Your Arteries, Cause Heart Disease (New Major Review)

by Mike Mutzel


A Cochrane review of randomized controlled trials finds saturated fat doesn't impact risk of heart disease.



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Hooper, L. et al. Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 5, CD011737 (2020).

Show Notes:

00:00 A review of randomized control trials of at least 24-month duration.
00:45 There are nutrients/vitamins in fat.
01:30 There was little or no effect on cardiovascular or all-cause mortality by reducing
saturated fat for 2 years.
01:38 Reducing saturated fat possibly reduced cardiovascular events.
04:00 Heart attack risk and saturated fat reduction has no clear correlation.
05:30 Replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat, carbs, or protein
effects did not differ.
06:15 There may be a prevention of second heart attacks with saturated fat reduction.
07:00 Other cardiovascular events and cancer outcomes effects were very small or unclear.
08:00 Carbohydrates and processed foods are often used to replace saturated fat in the diet.

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