Scientific American – going low-carb?

May 4, 2010

SACover2010-05One more bit of evidence that we may yet see the worm turn as it regards the complex of misconceptions and falsehoods surrounding diet. None other than Scientific American has published in its May issue an article entitled:  Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart.

The central study cited was originally published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It was a meta-analysis (combining data from a number of studies) that found “no association between the amount of saturated fat consumed and the risk of heart disease.”

No association.

Here’s another salient quote:

The finding joins other conclusions of the past few years that run counter to the conventional wisdom that saturated fat is bad for the heart because it increases total cholesterol levels. That idea is “based in large measure on extrapolations, which are not supported by the data,” Krauss says.

Check out the article. One more nail in the coffin of the lipid hypothesis.

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