A quick post this morning to let you know about a new study from the Annals of Internal Medicine Journal, published on Monday. The study found that eating saturated fat (found in meat and dairy) is not “inherently bad” and found no link between saturated fat and increased heart attacks. Conversely (or similarly), the study did not find less disease in those who ate higher amounts of unsaturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats.
We’re excited the research shows margaric acid – the saturated fat in milk and dairy, was associated with lower cardiovascular death, as were two types of Omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish such as salmon). BUT, the Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in vegetable oils and processed foods may pose risks. We know that dairy is potentially allergenic for a pretty big hunk of the population, but the study confirms our recommendation that if you can tolerate dairy, go for the organic, full fat version in moderation.
Living a CambiatiLifestyle, eating a wide variety of high quality whole foods (and taking special care to consume animal products only from well-cared for animals), may be the best advice around!
We’ll be following this research along with other studies currently underway.