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Fat and Fats in the Diet: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
"Saturated fat does not cause heart disease"-or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries.
Ask the doctor: Coconut oil - Harvard Health

Q. I have started noticing more coconut oil at the grocery store and have heard it is better for you than a lot of other oils. Is that true? A. I've also noticed that coconut oil seems to be catching on these days.

Fats and Cholesterol

When it comes to dietary fat, what matters most is the type of fat you eat. Contrary to past dietary advice promoting low-fat diets, newer research shows that healthy fats are necessary and beneficial for health. When food manufacturers reduce fat, they often replace it with carbohydrates from sugar, refined grains, or other starches.

A new recommendation that people don't need to worry how much cholesterol is in their diet, from a panel that recently issued new dietary guidelines, corrects previous advice based on guesswork, according to nutrition expert Walter Willett of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dietary fat quality and coronary heart disease prevention: A unified theory based on evolutionary, historical, global...

A large and growing body of evidence indicates that dietary fatty acids regulate crucial metabolic processes involved in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (CHD). Despite this evidence, optimal dietary fatty acid intakes for CHD prevention remain unclear. Significant gaps in the modern nutrition literature and contradictions in its interpretation have precluded broad consensus.

Let's get right to the meat of this study. It's relevant to the hypothesis that saturated fat is a cause of cardiovascular disease. Tokelauans traditionally obtained 40-50% of their calories from saturated fat, in the form of coconut meat. That's more than any other group I'm aware of .

Glycogen storage disease type III: modified Atkins diet improves myopathy

Frequent feeds with carbohydrate-rich meals or continuous enteral feeding has been the therapy of choice in glycogen storage disease (Glycogenosis) type III. Recent guidelines on diagnosis and management recommend frequent feedings with high complex carbohydrates or cornstarch avoiding fasting in children, while in adults a low-carb-high-protein-diet is recommended.