August 21, 2014

Could Saturated Fats Make a Comeback in Light of New Research?

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Some researchers have long held that there is no link between saturated fat intake and increased risk of heart disease. New studies appear to be proving them right.

By Mary Porter, CHC
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For years we have heard the dietary advice that too much saturated fat will lead to higher levels of cholesterol and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But scientists, some who have long questioned the role of saturated fats’ impact on CVD, now have science to back up their beliefs.

Last year, a study published by Ronald M. Krauss, MD and colleagues in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that people who consumed higher levels of saturated fat did not have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke or any other form of CVD. The research was based on an analysis of 21 published studies involving almost 350,000 people who were tracked from five to 23 years.

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A Low Carbohydrate Diet Cures Diabetes

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In a recent article published in the journal Nutrition, the authors showed that there is continued success in using low-carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

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The Anderson Campus at St. Luke’s has more than 300 acres of farmland, much of which had historically been farmed conventionally to raise crops like corn and soy. The hospital administration recognized the impact that providing fresh, local organic produce could have on patient health and approached Rodale Institute to transition the land to organic and farm vegetables to be used in patient meals and in the cafeteria.

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