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Trans Fats Linked to Heart Disease and Death, but Saturated Fats May Be in the Clear

A study published in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) has found that while trans fats continue to be linked to greater risk of heart disease and death, saturated fats - commonly found in "animal products, such as butter, cows' milk, meat, salmon, and egg yolks, and some plant products such as chocolate and cocoa butter, coconut, and palm kern

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

What the article neglects to mention is that good trans fats from dairy products are not associated with heart disease, but bad trans fats from industrially generated products are.  Furthermore, not all saturated fats are neuter because palmitic acid is known to have significant adverse consequences.


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