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09/29/2015 06:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Swiss Gnomes Blow the Doors Off the Fat/Cholesterol Nonsense

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Finally... finally! The smart money is into FAT! Has the diet/cholesterol/coronary heart disease meme been broken at last?

Here are some highlights, from the report issued by Credit Suisse, entitled Fat: The New Health Paradigm.

"We believe that we are at a turning point. Our own analysis and the most recent medical research support these new trends. Medical research has shown that eating cholesterol has basically no influence on the level of cholesterol in the blood or on potential heart diseases. Neither has the link between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular risk ever been proven."

"On the other hand, a high intake of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats (vegetable oils) has not been proven as beneficial for our health and trans-fats have been shown to have negative health effects. The higher intake of vegetable oils and the increase in carbohydrate consumption in the last 30-40 years are the two leading factors behind the high rates of obesity and metabolic syndrome in the U.S. Saturated and monounsaturated fats are not."

View/download the entire report. And tell all your friends.