The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published a study summarizing the evidence about associations between fatty acids and coronary disease which sparked lots of debate and discussions among the nutrition scientific community. The meta-analysis conducted by R. Chowdhury & Al. indeed concluded on a lack of significant association between the major types of fatty acids, in particular saturated fatty acids, and coronary heart disease (CHD), with the exception of an adverse link with trans fatty acids.
This conclusion, widely covered in the media, openly challenged the long-term dietary advice to limit saturated fats in the diet and obviously led to expected and legitimate questions by consumers. So how much saturated fat is acceptable and what food should one consume?
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