Our most asked questions surround the correlation between eating saturated fats and increasing risks of heart disease. Let’s dig back into the research and history of the war against eating fats.
1. Is there enough research to support the notion that saturated fat correlates to heart disease ? – studies found no statistically significant effects of reducing saturated fat, in regard to heart attacks, strokes or all-cause deaths.
2. Is there enough research to support the medical use of high saturated fats to treat epilepsy? -Yes
3. Is there enough research to support the notion that excessive use of sugar in the diet contributes to disease, inflammation and poor health? -Yes (recommended daily intake from CDC and FDA is 33 grams or lower)
So, does eating fat makes you fat or sick?
Short answer, nope!
Eating fat DOES NOT make you fat! Eating fats while cutting out carbs makes your body’s energy system run smoother, burning more fat while giving you energy!
Check out these resources for more info!
“Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease”
“Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.”
“Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease.”
“Association of dietary, circulating, and supplement fatty acids with coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”
“Effect of the amount and type of dietary fat on cardiometabolic risk factors and risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer: a systematic review.”