“The Big Fat Surprise” Heats Up the Saturated Fat Debate

June 7, 2014 4:49 PM

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“The Big Fat Surprise” Heats Up the Saturated Fat Debate

Since 1960s it has been the steadfast belief of many that saturated fat is one of the biggest causes of heart disease and so it should be avoided as much as possible. Red meat and dairy products like butter and cheese have been considered mortal enemies by health conscious people as they are rich in saturated fat. But according to the book “The Big Fat Surprise” written by investigative reporter Nina Teicholz, saturated fat may not be as bad as we everyone thinks and the low fat diet high on fruit and vegetable may not be as beneficial as it is claimed to be.

During the 1950-1960 period, Dr. Ancel Keys, a scientists at the University of Minenesota, conducted a study known famously as “Seven Countries”, 13,000 men were involved in the study who came from the seven countries of the United States, the Netherlands, Finland, Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece and Japa...

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