No Need to Fear Saturated Fat

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Stephen Holt, Timonium personal trainer

Millions of readers of national fitness magazines including Shape, Women's Health, Fitness. Woman's Day, Family Circle, Runner's World, (and many others) have made their exercise programs both more effective AND more efficient with fitness and nutrition advice from "America's Baby Boomer Expert," Stephen Holt.

A dedicated personal training client at our Timonium gym was surprised when I told her this …

The case against saturated fat is suprisingly weak.

It all started with ONE influential and persuasive nutritionist, Ancel Keys, through a highly flawed study known as the Seven Nations Study.

This is the graph Keys presented:

Looks like  >>  More fat=More heart attacks

But wait …

Here’s ALL of the data that was available at the time:

Huh – No correlation between fat and heart attacks.

In fact, Keys was behind another large study called the Minnesota Coronary Experiment that again failed to show a correlation between saturated fat and heart attacks.

They were so disappointed in the results that they hid the papers in a basement!

   — ASIDE —
the full story from Scientific American:
Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice
Raw data from a 40-year-old study raises new questions about fats

And data shows we had fewer heart attacks back when we were eating MORE

  • butter
  • lard (you can’t even find it in stores anymore)
  • red meat
  • full-fat dairy

Of course I’m not saying you need to eat these foods, but you don’t need to fear them either.
Geek out:
Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment … – JACC Journals
(JACC – Journal of the American College of Cardiology


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