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Monday, October 28, 2013

Butter Is Bad – A Myth We've Been Fed By The 'Healthy Eating' Industry

Medics are saying saturated fat may not be the devil incarnate. Just don't expect an apology from low-fat food purveyors

Government and health charities have been doling out duff healthy eating advice for decades, but when are they going to admit it? That's the question raised by the remarks of cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, whowriting in the BMJ has challenged the orthodoxy that the consumption of foods containing saturated fat, such as butter and red meat, causes heart disease.

Malhotra is brave and principled to speak out, yet he is far from a lone voice. In 2010, a major review of scientific studies on fat, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that contrary to what we have been lead to believe, "there is no convincing evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease". In the UK, other independent-minded nutritionists and medics, including John Briffa, Zoe Harcombe, and Malcolm Kendrick, have vociferously countered the biggest public health dogma of our times. It's the same story in the US, where influential voices, such as Garry Taubes, Michael Pollan and Robert Lustig, have all called time on the notion that saturated fat is the devil incarnate.



Anonymous said...

paleo diet!!!

Anonymous said...

One other thing to consider, is the linkage between the "butter flavoring" flavorant, diacetyl, with lung damage and Alzheimer's.

Personally, I've never liked the fake stuff, I use butter.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and believe this nonsense if you want. Spend the next 6 months grubbing on sat. fats then go see the doc. Guarantee your lipid panel results will be drastically different from right now. Or maybe not, if you're one who so adamantly doubts medical advice in the first place.

Anonymous said...

i'm going to do what calvin and hobbes did, run away to the yukon and catch me a walrus. thems good eatin.

Anonymous said...

925-And enjoy Alzheimers eating that crapola created in a lab.

Anonymous said...

All is good IF you eat as naturally as possible and stay away for over processed and factory farmed foods.
Eat ONLY meats from animals who free range eating a natural diet as opposed to the chemical laced corn based "feed" they consumer all day.
Don't be taken in by something labeled organic in grocery stores. When the large companies got involved such as Dole the government bastardized the real true meaning of organic.
Buy your produce from a trusted local supplier.
Eat only eggs from free range chickens.
As far as butter. Buy from Chesapeake Bay Farms in Berlin or Pocomoke. Cream and salt. "Name brand" butters contain "Natural flavorings" with no other explanation of what they are.