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Saturated Fat

Pseudoconfusion about Saturated Fat: Five Reasons for One Hot Mess

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I know, you keep hearing conflicting reports about saturated fat and health outcomes. So do I. Most recently, just a few days ago, a colleague circula...

The New Facts on Fat

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

The low-fat craze has ebbed somewhat in recent years as other nutrients -- primarily carbohydrates and, in particular, sugars -- have become the new villains of the diet scene. But many foods are still marketed with the claim that they are "fat free" or "low fat."

How Avoiding Fat In The '90s Actually Made Us Fatter

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Eating fat makes you fat, right? If this is what you think, you're wrong. But it's not your fault -- it's probably what you were led to believe. Actu...

Eating 'Healthy Fats' Could Prevent More Than One Million Deaths

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 01/21/2016 10:16 AM EST on LiveScience Encouraging people to eat healthy fats such as those found in olive oil or ...

Which Is Worse: Saturated Fat or Added Sugar?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

As long as you eat mostly whole foods, mostly plants, you won't need to pick a lesser evil.

The New Dietary Guidelines Recommend Eating More Fruits and Vegetables, Less Added Sugar and Saturated Fat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The current guidelines recommend that Americans consume a "healthy eating pattern" consisting of more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and limiting added sugar, salt and saturated fat.

Kind Fights For The Right To Call Nuts 'Healthy'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Should healthy fats be allowed to bear a "healthy" label? The fruit-and-nut snack company Kind is pushing back after the U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

No, Meat And Butter Still Aren't Health Foods

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

You may have read recent health studies that suggest saturated fat, or fat that comes from animal sources like dairy and meat, isn’t as harmful as w...

New BMJ Study May Fuel Confusion Over 'Bad' Fats

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Although some media reports have recently promoted an "anything goes" attitude when it comes to meats, dairy products, and "bad" fats in general, it is important to remember that these products are as risky as they ever were.

This Study Says Saturated Fat Is OK. Ignore It.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

According to a new study, we're focusing on the wrong fat. A review of past research just published in the medical journal BMJ found that eating a die...

How A High-Fat Diet May Be Screwing With Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Dietary fat is having a moment. From Paleo diet converts who hail the virtues of saturated fat to nutritionists who want to do away with upper limits ...

Your Low-Fat Diet Could Be Making You Fat

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

I've got some bad news. You've been duped. In fact, for the better part of the last century we've all been lied to about what it means to eat a healthy diet.

5 Popular Internet Nutrition Myths (How Many Have You Fallen For?)

Julie Upton | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

If your nutrition information comes primarily from your email inbox or social media, what you're reading may be misleading, inaccurate and may even be...

Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "The Government's Bad Diet Advice." Unfortunately for Times readers, the op-ed was packed with errors and distortions.

What's The Deal With Bulletproof Coffee?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bourassa | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Whether you’ve heard of it, read about it or maybe even tried it, Bulletproof coffee is all the rage lately. But why has adding butter to coffee bec...

What's The Difference Between Butter And Margarine?

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.03.2014 | Taste

Prepare to be enlightened.

5 Big Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Elle Penner | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

If it's not in your kitchen cabinet already, consider adding coconut oil to your collection.

Grease Is Good? Not So Fast!

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The study was a meta-analysis. That is, it combined the results of several prior research studies. Some had shown marked dangers of saturated fat, while others did not, and they were all blended together in a statistical stew. The weak studies tend to dilute the stronger ones, masking real dangers.

Pass the Chicken Fat! They Say It's Good for You...

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Let's have a helping of common sense along with the pats of butter and dollops of whipped cream. It will go a longer way in keeping us healthy.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

Cholesterol Myths and the New Math

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If there's one number the health-conscious know, it's their cholesterol level.

Scapegoats, Saints and Saturated Fats: Old Mistakes in New Directions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Demonizing saturated fat never helped us much. Canonizing it now won't help us any either. All who share a concern for eating well and the health advances that can come from it must band together to renounce the perennial branding of this, that, or the other food component as scapegoat or saint.

What Is Fat?

George Zaidan | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
George Zaidan

There's been a war on fat in this country. You can buy "fat free" and "reduced fat" versions of anything. But all fats are not created equal. There are many different types; some are good for you and some are not.

Why Most Diet Research Sucks

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

What happens is that these observational studies become the basis of health policy. They don't generate hypothesis that can be tested and either proven or disproven, they generate the assumption of cause and effect, which is reinforced by the media, and becomes the basis of public health policy.

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in history.