Fat vs. sugar – who’s the villain in heart disease?


Is fat or sugar the enemy when it comes to overcoming heart disease? CBC Radio examines this question in an episode, featuring experts such as Gary Taubes, Nina Teicholz and Dr. David Ludwig.

Even Professor Walter Willett at Harvard is coming around, saying this:

Saturated fat, interestingly, is not nearly the terrible villain that many people have made it to be.

The conclusion? Fat is not the villain, insulin is. It is the hormone that, in excess, is the number one predictor of heart disease according to the expert Barry Sears. And we all know what’s causing insulin secretion. Fat or sugar? It’s sugar.

Listen to the program:

CBC Radio: Fat or Sugar, Part 1


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More with the participants

  • How to think about how to eat — Gary Taubes
  • Did the introduction of the dietary guidelines start the obesity epidemic?
  • The US dietary guidelines: why they matter
  • The big fat surprise

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