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Observations From the Heart

Saturated fat is not the major issue

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6340 (Published 22 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6340

Re: Saturated fat is not the major issue

Several years ago there was a great study in Africa where farmers were given ad lib eggs or so for breakfast, and they looked at both their total cholesterol and LDL, and VLDL and what they found to their surprise is that eggs did not increase the cholesterol level.
Some of them ate upto 10 eggs! This study clearly shows that it is not the amount of cholesterol ingested as long as they are active it is metabolized easily.
Rani Madhavapeddi Patel, PhD.

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01 February 2015
Rani Madhavapeddi Patel
Nutritionist
11450 S 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85044