Is saturated fat still deadly? Are we still living in the 80s? Gary Taubes explains


Gary Taubes

Is saturated fat still deadly? Have the last decade of meta-analyses refuting this old idea been a dream? Did not another meta-analysis of all high-quality studies just recently find no good evidence that saturated fat is anything but healthy?

Despite all this, the American Heart Association published new updated advice a few days ago, claiming that really, nothing has changed. We should still somehow fear natural fats:

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How is it even possible to still believe in this old theory, after all the science refuting it? Science writer Gary Taubes was asked and got a bit carried away, writing this fantastic 4,000-word comment:

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