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      01-25-2010, 08:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by memento View Post
And yet I find articles that counter yours. You can find articles on the internet that support all kinds of things. Your article does not prove anything the same as this article probably does not convince you:

http://www.healthcastle.com/coconut-...ed-heart.shtml

And straight from the American Heart Association:
Saturated fat
Saturated fat is the main dietary cause of high blood cholesterol. Saturated fat is found mostly in foods from animals and some plants. Foods from animals include beef, beef fat, veal, lamb, pork, lard, poultry fat, butter, cream, milk, cheeses and other dairy products made from whole and 2 percent milk. All of these foods also contain dietary cholesterol. Foods from plants that contain saturated fat include coconut, coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil (often called tropical oils), and cocoa butter.

So the jury is still out and it's better to err on the side of caution until a consensus is reached. I don't consider the AHA as "junk science". You are free to bathe in oil if you'd like.
How did human beings survive in cold temperatures without dying of strokes and heart attacks left and right when forced to eat the saturated fats found in animal foods due to the lack of available vegetation? The AHA listed every animal on the planet. Would love to see the evidence they sight for that list.

The study you posted proves absolutely nothing. There was no correlation made between heart disease and saturated fat intake. The meta-analysis I posted below included nearly 350,000 people! They found no correlation between saturated fat intake and heart disease, stroke, or cardiovascular disease This was published January 13th, 2010 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abst...n.2009.27725v1

Poor lifestyle, an abundance of refined carbohydrates, transfats, synthetic ingredients, and vegetable oils lead to the inflammation that leads to heart disease NOT saturated fats.

Dietary intake of cholesterol DOES NOT raise cholesterol levels.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...?dopt=Citation
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