Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog is great source of information for nutrition and wellness. In this post, Dr. Barnard lists 12 studies that have shown the damaging effects of saturated fats in the human diet, and there are many.
Awareness has grown for many years about the dangers of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and the link they share with saturated fats. Heart disease is one of the chronic illnesses that often accompany high cholesterol. In this article by Dr. Barnard, other conditions such as prostate cancer, sluggish metabolism, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cognitive decline, are also linked with high saturated fats in the diet.
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Dr. Barnard currently serves as the president for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). They are a great Twitter follow, if you’re looking for a good source of fresh information about the links between good nutrition and good health.