What are the Guidelines for Dietary Fats?
We are always told to cut back on our dietary fats but there seems to be a problem with the research, It doesn’t seem to support this.
Over at Medpage Today there is an article that is a study or studies. It seems that out of 27 randomized controlled trials (That means the researchers were checking results but were isolated from individual patient info) there seemed to be no firm direction dietary guidelines that encourage high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of saturated fats are not clearly supported by research.
According to the researcher of this, Rajiv Chowdhury of the University of Cambridge said:
“The pattern of this analysis did not yield clearly supportive evidence for current cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of saturated fats,” concluded Chowdhury and his co-authors. What’s more, they said, “Nutritional guidelines on fatty acids and cardiovascular guidelines may require reappraisal to reflect the current evidence.”
The info at the MedPage article is really interesting although very dense with info but lots of the info we think is right like “Eat real food”, or the idea of using fad diets that aren’t very easy to follow forever seems to be correct.