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Evidence does not support guidelines on saturated fat, researchers say

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 19 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2238
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Current guidelines that promote high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease are based on inadequate evidence, a new analysis concludes.1

Nutritional guidelines generally encourage eating a relatively low amount of saturated fats such as butter in favour of polyunsaturated fat such as olive oil and sunflower oil. However, …

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