Saturated Fat Intake Not Linked With Heart Diseases

Saturated Fat Intake Not Linked With Heart Diseases

Researchers have found that there is no clear link between intake of saturated fat and the subsequent risk of being more prone to heart diseases. This study comes as an entire opposition for the doctor’s recommendation of lessening the fat intake to keep oneself at a distance from heart diseases and strokes.

Dr. Robert H. Eckel, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver said, “No one is saying that some saturated fat is going to harm you... people should enjoy their food. But many studies have shown that dietary saturated fat can raise people's cholesterol, and the new analysis is not going to change recommendations to keep saturated fat intake in check”.

The study was concluded from results of previous 21 studies on 348,000 adults by Dr. Ronald M. Krauss, of the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Center in California. This good news for ‘steak-lovers’ was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Robert H. Eckel also suggested that Mediterranean or "prudent" diet is a type of pattern that helps in lowering the heart stroke rate. This type of diet generally has a greater amount of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, unsaturated fats from vegetable oil.

On the whole the team of Dr. Krauss found almost no difference in level of risk for the heart disorders between people with minimum and maximum and intakes of saturated fat.