Decades doctors and the authorities warned that saturated fats cause clogged arteries and heart disease. That makes no sense, say three top Cardiologists.
Fear Stories about the health risks of butter and milk are misleading, according to doctors.
The best way to protect against stress and heart disease is to eat real food and take every day for a walk.
According to the renowned cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, Rita Redberg and Pascal Meier there is no evidence of a link between saturated fats and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or mortality.
Clinical studies also showed that angioplasty patients do not reduce the risk of heart attack or death.
Meanwhile, there is a huge money making market for cholesterol-lowering drugs and food.
Good is bad
Doctors writes in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that “good” HDL cholesterol is just a better indicator of the risk of cardiovascular disease than “bad” LDL cholesterol.
They recommend to replace refined carbohydrates (white rice, bread, and pasta) with healthy high-fat products such as nuts and olive oil.
But the easiest way to prevent heart disease is to exercise at least three times a week for half an hour.
No healthy option
“Coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that can be effectively controlled by walking 22 minutes per day and to eat real food,” the researchers emphasize.
“Light products and products that contain few calories are simply not a healthy option,” commented Dr. Mary Hannon-Fletcher of the University of Ulster.