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Real nutritional science re-affirms advice to lower dietary saturates

In the last few years there has been a flurry of scientific papers published showing no apparent association between deaths from cardiovascular disease and the consumption of dairy products leading to an amazing level of interest in the traditional and the social media in these new revolutionary findings. “Butter is back”, wrote the New York Times while Time Magazine featured a cover story headlining “Eat butter – the scientists labeled fat the enemy. Why they were wrong”. The Wall Street Journal ran a feature entitled “The questionable link between saturated fatty acids and heart disease. The meat, dairy and egg industries had a field day. However, little ol’ me pointed out in a blog entitled “Fats, facts and baloney[1]”, that these scientific assertions were based on a re-analysis of all existing data that examined the associationbetween consumption of dairy foods, saturated fats and heart disease rates. Let me stress the word “association”.Epidemiological studies examine some aspec…