Backlash after report claims saturated fats do not increase heart risk | Society | The Guardian

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Blue diamond-shaped sign used to designate hiking trails in provincial parks in Ontario, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Western Infirmary in Glasgow.

The Western Infirmary in Glasgow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In an important article, the Guardian reports that relying on low fat foods to avoid heart disease is misguided, according to some cardiologists, but critics say comments ignore evidence.

Source: Backlash after report claims saturated fats do not increase heart risk | Society | The Guardian

The new study zeroes in on the importance of daily exercise and a Mediterranean diet but those most at risk will zero in on the simple conclusion that saturated fats are OK – they’ll probably continue to pop their statins despite warnings about their effectiveness with above recommended levels of alcohol.

It’s a mess and the government should step in and recommend good practice in simple advice. Perhaps its time for people who ignore good healthcare practice to start paying towards their health costs?

One response

  1. This is indeed an example of misguided advice that flies in the face of everything we get told by doctors,Government scientific advisors,dieticians and nurse practitioners.
    Advice to people should be clear and there should be variable taxes on foods plus hotel charges for the morbidly obese and for people who go to A and E when what constitutes their condition is self inflicted through drink,junk food,eating at the wrong time at night and too much sedentary living.
    Dr Alf is right ,a financial wake up call is needed even if it means garnishing the benefits of some of our fattest and laziest dole bludgers.

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