Happy, uh…Wednesday! If you didn’t see my latest On Nutrition column in Sunday’s Seattle Times, “Saturated fat not the pure villain we think,” check it out. The column is part 1 of 2. There’s a lot of confusion about the role saturated fat plays in heart disease, and disease in general. A big part of that confusion is because current science has debunked much of what science 60 years ago told us was true, yet that old science has become dogma, and dogma is hard to overthrow.
Last Sunday’s column was a little more “sciency,”while next Sunday’s column will focus more on saturated fat in the context of our overall diet, and how that relates to heart health. In the meantime, here are some related links:
- Whole diet approach to cardiovascular risk has more evidence than low fat diets
- Heart-healthy comfort food recipes from the gang at Meatless Monday (PDF format)
- Majority of Americans have their heart health facts wrong
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s American Heart Month page