So the American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced they still believe that natural saturated fats are bad, bad, bad. That’s quite surprising considering new reviews of all relevant science showing no clear evidence for that old theory.
So how come the AHA still somehow manages to stay a believer? Who knows, maybe they’d rather not bite the hand that feeds them. It turns out they recently received a cool $500,000 as a little gift from the competing vegetable oil industry:
Soybean industry gives $500K to AHA which in recent advisory promotes soybean oil instead of sat fats. Related? https://t.co/KhoHzIrcRh
— Nina Teicholz (@bigfatsurprise) June 20, 2017
Coincidence or not? There might be something to that old Upton Sinclair quote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”