Eating Saturated Fat Will Not Kill You And May Even Make You Healthier

Filed under: Study — @ August 9, 2006

You may have heard about this very small new study on saturated fat that came out this week stating how supposedly bad even one meal containing saturated fat can be to your health. Here we go again!

Dr. Stephen Nicholls from the Cleveland Clinic observed 14 men between the ages of 18 and 40 (average age: 29.5) who ate two meals exactly one month apart consisting of a piece of high-carb, high-sugar carrot cake and a milkshake. One meal was made with saturated fat and the other with polyunsaturated fat.

The results? Dr. Nicholls said the lining of the arteries were unable to expand to increase blood flow in those study participants who ate the saturated fat meal and the anti-inflammatory qualities of the HDL cholesterol were actually reduced while the polyunsaturated meal resulted in improvements in the anti-inflammatory qualities.

What should low-carbers make of this so-called “study?”

bq. As shocking as it may sound to people like Dr. Nicholls and the countless others in the medical profession like him who mindlessly spout “low-fat” as the dietary answer to every ailment, the truth of the matter is that SATURATED FAT CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU!!! Gasp! Can you say that in this day and age? Yep, you sure can as people need to stop being, as my friend Low-Carb Dave so succinctly blogged about recently, “fat phobic!”

You can read more about this new study and an exclusive quote from “The Great Cholesterol Con” author Anthony Colpo with his reaction to it (IT’S CLASSIC COLPO!) by clicking here.


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