Experts question saturated fat guidelines

Mar 18, 2014, 2:06 AM EDT
U.S. regulators took steps to ban trans fat from food, saying the artery-clogging oils are not safe for humans to eat.
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Swapping butter for a sunflower spread may not lower heart risk, say British Heart Foundation researchers. Contrary to guidance, there is no evidence that changing the type of fat you eat from "bad" saturated to "healthier" polyunsaturated cuts heart risk. They looked at data from 72 studies with more than 600,000 participants. Heart experts stressed the findings did not mean it was fine to eat lots of cheese, pies and cakes.
Background
Saturated fat advice 'unclear' [BBC]
Experts question saturated fat guidelines [NPR]

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