Scientists universally accept that trans fats—found in many fast foods, bakery products, and margarines—increase the risk of cardiovascular disease through inflammatory processes. But “saturated fat” is another story. The mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for almost four decades.
Yet scientific evidence shows that this advice has, paradoxically, increased our cardiovascular risks. Furthermore, the government’s obsession with levels of total cholesterol, which has led to the overmedication of millions of people with statins, has diverted our attention from the more egregious risk factor of atherogenic dyslipidaemia.
Saturated fat has been demonised ever since Ancel Keys’s landmark “seven countries” study in 1970. This concluded that a correlation existed between the incidence of coronary heart disease and total cholesterol concentrations, which then correlated with the proportion of energy provided by saturated fat. But correlation is not causation. Nevertheless, we were advised to cut fat intake to 30% of total energy and saturated fat to 10%.” The aspect of dietary saturated fat that is believed to have the greatest influence on cardiovascular risk is elevated concentrations of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Yet the reduction in LDL cholesterol from reducing saturated fat intake seems to be specific to large, buoyant (type A) LDL particles, when in fact it is the small, dense (type B) particles (responsive …
As a medical school professor, I never bought in to the low fat myth. After decades of frequency work, I have concluded that my cholesterol which tends to be high is cause by infection induced inflammation by parasites circulating particularly with the swine flu, but even more important by biofilms which start in the gums and then spread throughout the body. The relation of biofilms to heart disease has been reported in a previous blog posting.
The Frequency Research Foundation has developed frequency sequences for almost 400 strains of periodontal biofilms. Over 600 strains have been DNA sequenced at the National Institute of Health. A large number of these strains are borrelia based lyme pathogens found in persons exposed to lyme organisms. These tend to cause high blood pressure as well as elevated cholesterol.