Saturated Fat in Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity: Friend or Foe?

Chapter

Abstract

As health professionals and policy makers debate what are the most effective means to combat the global obesity epidemic, one important question one must ask is whether we have been following the wrong dietary advice over the past three decades. This chapter presents a summary of evidence arguing the relationship between saturated fat consumption, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

Keywords

Saturated fat Cardiovascular disease Obesity Cholesterol LDL Sugar Calorie is not a calorie 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyRoyal Free University HospitalLondonUK

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