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Heart Specialist Calls for Major Repositioning on Saturated Fat, as itís NOT the Cause of Heart Disease
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For the past 60 years, conventional medical authorities have warned that saturated animal fats cause heart disease and should be severely restricted in a heart-healthy diet.
An important editorial written by an interventional cardiology specialist in the British Medical Journal says itís time to bust the myth that saturated fat consumption causes heart disease.
Reducing saturated fat intake reduces large, buoyant (type A) LDL particles. But itís the small, dense (type B) particles that are implicated in heart disease, and these respond to reductions in carbohydrate consumption.
A high-sugar diet raises your risk for heart disease by promoting metabolic syndromeóa cluster of health conditions, including: high blood pressure, insulin- and leptin resistance, high triglycerides, and visceral fat accumulationTo reverse or avoid insulin and leptin resistance, you need to: Avoid sugar, fructose, grains, and processed foods; eat whole foods; and replace the grain carbs with high quality healthful fats.