“Saturated Fat Phobia Appears to be a Myth”
For the last half a century, nutrition policy has been terribly misled by bad science, politics and medical myths. Even though we were repeatedly cautioned against high saturated fat diets, there has never been any solid scientific evidence to support the low-fat craze. Ironically, so-called experts recommended the intake of excessive refined carbohydrates, which resulted in increased inflammation and disease. Also, the decades old cholesterol myth has been exposed by recent scientific investigations, which make it harder for heart specialists to continue to push cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins), unless one has an inherited cholesterol abnormality. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, in 2012, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology examined the health and lifestyle habits of more than 52,000 adults ages 20 to 74, concluding that women with “high cholesterol” (greater than 270 mg/dl) had a 28 percent lower mortality risk than women with “low cholesterol” (less than 183 mg/dl). Additionally, if you’re a woman, your risk for heart disease, cardiac arrest, and stroke are higher with lower cholesterol levels. And, in 2013, a prominent London cardiologist by the name of Aseem Molhotra argued in the British Medical Journal that you should ignore advice to reduce your saturated fat intake, because it’s actually increasing your risk for obesity and heart disease.