The role of reducing intakes of saturated fat in the prevention of cardiovascular disease: where does the evidence stand in 2010?

submitted by: Arne Astrup
Current dietary recommendations advise reducing the intake of saturated fatty acids (SFAs) to reduce coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, but recent findings question the role of SFAs. This expert panel reviewed the evidence and reached the following conclusions: the evidence from epidemiologic, clinical, and mechanistic studies is consistent in finding that the risk of CHD is reduced when SFAs are replaced with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). In populations who consume a Western...
Authors: W.c. Willett, T. Tholstrup, S. Stender, A. Sinclair, T. Sanders, U. Risérus, P. Nestel, P. Legrand, J.m. Lecerf, R.m. Krauss, F.j. Kok, M.u. Jakobsen, F.b. Hu, K. Hermansen, J. Dyerberg, P. Elwood, A. Astrup