Sceptics undermine effective dietary and heart health advice

A Stewart Truswell
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01448
Published online: 4 May 2015

Recent reports questioning the link between saturated fats and coronary heart disease fail to convince

“Eat less saturated fat and more polyunsaturated fat” has been the central dietary advice for reducing early death from coronary heart disease (CHD) for more than four decades. This advice was based on evidence accumulated over many years, and the decline in developed countries in the numbers of premature deaths caused by CHD is attributable in some measure to its widespread acceptance.

  • University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

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