Saturated Fat Consumption Not Associated With Mortality
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Consumption of saturated fats is not associated with all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic stroke, or diabetes. In contrast, however, consumption of trans fats is associated with all-cause mortality, total CHD, and CHD mortality, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Although saturated fats were not associated with total CHD, there was a trend for an association between saturated fats and CHD mortality. There was no association, however, between saturated fat and ischemic stroke.

Although there was no association between trans fats and type 2 diabetes, the data suggest trans-palmitoleic acid (found in dairy fat) may be able to protect against type 2 diabetes.