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Letters Saturated fat is not the major issue

Public Health England endorses limiting saturated fat intake

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6850
  1. Alison Tedstone, director of diet and obesity1,
  2. Vicki Pyne, public health nutritionist1
  1. 1Public Health England, London SE1 8UG, UK
  1. PHE.Enquiries{at}

Malhotra’s article is based on limited evidence.1 Government recommendations of limiting saturated fat intake to no more than 11% of total food energy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease are based on longstanding advice from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy.2 These recommendations are also endorsed by the Scientific Advisory Committee …

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