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What’s Happening: Saturated Fat

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“New study shows that saturated fat isn’t bad for you – but limit saturated fat; it’s bad for you!”

That’s the message you’ll see in the media about the latest study on saturated fat: it would be entertaining if it weren’t so silly. So what does the study actually say, underneath the media hype? It’s hard to pin down any one type of fat as the cause of anything. As Stephan Guyenet puts it, the results have “something to upset just about everyone:” saturated fat isn’t a devil, and Omega-3s aren’t a panacea.

The take-home: we all need to stop looking for heroes and villains, and focus a little more on eating nourishing whole foods without worrying too much about their individual nutrients. But then again, this is pretty old news to most of us in the Paleo world: it’s just nice to see it in print.

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