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Letters Fat and oil consumption

Lack of evidence that saturated fat causes cardiovascular disease

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 14 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3205
  1. Uffe Ravnskov, independent researcher1
  1. 1Magle Stora Kyrkogata 9, 22350 Lund, Sweden
  1. ravnskov{at}

From table 2 and the references of their systematic analysis Micha and colleagues seem to recommend replacing saturated fatty acids (SFAs) with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.1 As support they refer to the joint WHO/FAO expert consultation from 2003, in which the evidence came from an American Heart Association consensus report. The only argument in …

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