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Saturated Fat Not Linked to Heart Disease: Study

A meta-analysis of 21 studies on 347,747 healthy adults suggests that dietary saturated fat is not linked to cardiovascular disease or stroke.

Those who consumed the most saturated fat were not more likely to develop heart disease than their peers.

The study’s authors say that further studies are needed to determine if heart disease risks are possibly influenced by nutrients used to replace saturated fat

Source: Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease

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Red Meat May Shorten Lifespan

A study by the U.S. National Cancer Institute has found that eating a diet high in red meat and processed meat could increase the risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stomach ulcers, and other diseases.

The study of 500,000 people found that if those who ate the most red meat (about 4.5 ounces per day) reduced their levels to the amount eaten by the lowest 20 percent (about half an ounce per day) it would save 11 percent of men’s lives, and 16 percent of women’s lives.

Meat offers protein and vital nutrients  and giving up meat entirely is not a practical option.

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