Our #1 top read news story from 2013 was: Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low-carb High-fat Nutrition.

As we reported last year, Sweden became the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of  low-carb high-fat nutrition advice. The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013. Read more here.

Now, top Swiss researchers, led by Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, have urged the National Cholesterol Education Program, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Heart Association in the United States to follow their lead, and reverse years of dangerous and harmful dietary advice that has led to an increase in the consumption of refined carbohydrates and Omega 6 polyunsaturated fats in place of saturated fats. They have published their comments in the April 2014 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found here.

Dr. Uffe Ravnskov can be heard in the video above explaining the deadly consequences of replacing saturated fats in our diet with carbohydrates and polyunsaturated fats, mostly in the form of Omega 6. As he notes in the commentary:

The dietary recommendations, according to which SFAs should be exchanged with carbohydrates, were introduced more than 30 years ago for the US population and have been followed in many countries. In retrospect, the current epidemics of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes that started shortly afterward may be an effect of this diet.

So will American health “experts” reverse their dietary advice?

No. For one simple reason: the pharmaceutical companies stand to lose billions of dollars in sales of cholesterol-lowering drugs if they sign on to the truths about saturated fats and the mythical cholesterol lipid theory of heart disease. For more information on this topic, watch these two excellent videos produced by ABC Australia:

Heart of the Matter – Part 1 Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Myth Exposed

Heart of the Matter Part 2 – Cholesterol Drug War

The Questionable Benefits of Exchanging Saturated Fat With Polyunsaturated Fat

by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD; James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD; Zoë Harcombe, MA; Fred A. Kummerow, PhD; Harumi Okuyama, MD, PhD; and Nicolai Worm, MD, PhD – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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