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Why Giving Up Saturated Fats Can Lead to Heart Trouble

Hollman, J. (n.d.). Why Giving Up Saturated Fats Can Lead to Heart Trouble. Easy Health Options.

In the 1960s, a low-fat diet was recommended not only for high-risk heart patients but for all of us, partially due to the influence of the sugar industry. By the 1980s, doctors, health media, and the food industry began promoting the value of “eating low-fat” as indisputable truth. Many of us subscribed to this approach. There was only one problem: while there was evidence that a high-fat diet increased risk factors for heart disease, there was no clear-cut evidence that cutting out saturated fats prevented heart disease. Here is the truth about saturated fats and their impact on heart disease.

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