This Does NOT Cause Heart Disease (And What Actually Does)

This study found that dietary intake of saturated fats is not associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, it's the consumption of refined carbohydrates that is linked to CVD. One of the best things you can do to lower your risk of heart disease is to manage your blood sugar (something we all need to pay more attention to!). So reduce your intake of refined carbohydrates and go ahead and eat organic, grass-fed meat (key words here being organic and grass-fed) because it does not lead to heart disease.

Conclusion: Our results do not support the association between CVDs and saturated fat, which is still contained in official dietary guidelines. Instead, they agree with data accumulated from recent studies that link CVD risk with the high glycaemic index/load of carbohydrate-based diets. In the absence of any scientific evidence connecting saturated fat with CVDs, these findings show that current dietary recommendations regarding CVDs should be seriously reconsidered.
— Food consumption and the actual statistics of cardiovascular diseases: an epidemiological comparison of 42 European countries

For a bunch of actionable tips on how you can effectively lower your risk of heart disease (the #1 killer in the world), check out this two-part series I wrote:

Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease - Nutrition
Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease - Lifestyle

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