New research fails to exonerate saturated fat as a risk for heart disease.
In an almost 30 year study, researchers found when people replace saturated fat (mainly found in meats and dairy products) with refined carbohydrates they do not lower their risk of heart disease. Those who replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats or whole grains (unrefined carbohydrates) did lower their risk of heart disease.
Limiting saturated fat in the diet and eating unrefined carbohydrates is still best for heart health!
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.