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Cutting saturated fat does not reduce heart disease risk

Pass the butter: Cutting saturated fat does not reduce heart disease risk, cardiologists say
Focus should instead be on eating 'real food,' walking and reducing stress


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Saturated fat does not clog the arteries, British Journal of Sports Medicine
Effect of cutting down on the saturated fat we eat on our risk of heart disease, Cochrane Review

The belief that saturated fat in foods such as butter, cheese and meat clogs arteries is "just plain wrong," a group of cardiologists say in a new editorial.

Instead, the focus should be on eating a Mediterranean-style diet, taking a brisk walk daily and minimizing stress, they say.

After decades of thinking that cutting saturated fat in the diet was associated with lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and death, doctors and researchers now realize there is no association in healthy adults.

Even in people with established heart disease, reducing saturated fat alone doesn't reduce heart attacks, says British cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra, of Lister Hospital, and an adviser to the U.K. national obesity forum.

Malhotra said he and his co-authors wrote the editorial, published in Wednesday's online issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, to shift the narrative and address the root causes of heart disease.

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"One thing that's very clear when you look at the totality of the evidence: saturated fat does not clog the heart arteries. And sadly, for many years — for decades, in fact — this has been the primary focus of treatment of heart disease and public health advice," Malhotra said in an interview.

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