Friday, January 22, 2010

Saturated fats (oh my!)

So a few blogs out there have mentioned a new meta-analysis that exonerates saturated fats.

I'll break this down for you all.

A meta-analysis is when a researcher (or, in this case, a doctor) reads a bunch of medical studies, and then draws conclusions based on all of the studies together.

Here's the abstract (or summary, for those of you who are not medical editors)

And what did this meta-analysis find?

There was no relationship between heart disease/stroke risk and saturated fat consumption.

So grab a stick of grass fed butter (cow or goat, your choice) and head on over to the Fat Head blog. Tom Naughton does a pretty great breakdown of the study's results here. He also includes another meta-analysis that basically shows the same thing.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!

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