Doubling saturated fat in diet does not increase saturated fat in blood

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    • Doubling saturated fat in diet does not increase saturated fat in blood

      This article is a couple of months old now but I think I forgot to share so here it is :)


      Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.

      However, increasing levels of carbohydrates in the diet during the study promoted a steady increase in the blood of a fatty acid linked to an elevated risk for diabetes and heart disease.

      The finding "challenges the conventional wisdom that has demonized saturated fat and extends our knowledge of why dietary saturated fat doesn't correlate with disease," said senior author Jeff Volek, a professor of human sciences at The Ohio State University.


      Read the rest here: Doubling saturated fat in diet does not increase saturated fat in blood -- ScienceDaily
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    • Sherrie, thanks very much for this! :) I linked to the source article at Ohio State University, and then to the study at Plos One.

      Here is the concluding paragraph:

      In summary, high intakes of saturated fat (including regular consumption of whole eggs, full-fat dairy, high-fat beef and other meats) does not contribute to accumulation of plasma SFA in the context of a low carbohydrate intake.

      A progressive decrease in saturated fat and commensurate increase in carbohydrate intake, on the other hand, is associated with incremental increases in the proportion of plasma palmitoleic acid, which may be signaling impaired metabolism of carbohydrate, even under conditions of negative energy balance and significant weight loss.

      These findings contradict the perspective that dietary saturated fat per se is harmful, and underscore the importance of considering the level of dietary carbohydrate that accompanies saturated fat consumption.


      How nice to have this in a study!


      :)
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