Apr 26, 2017
By Jane Brown
It appears that eating saturated fats does not increase risk of early death, coronary heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes in adults.
Researchers revisited numerous studies showing that coronary heart disease is a result of multiple factors and cite studies that debunk its association with saturated fats.
These authors also note that the Mediterranean diet — one that is high in fat — actually improves heart health, along with mild to moderate exercise and decreased stress.
They are not talking about trans fat, which has been shown to be unhealthy.
Saturated fats are in foods like meat and dairy products.
You can read about the research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.