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American Heart Association Credibility Destroyed With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

According to the AHA's latest advisory, saturated fats such as butter and coconut oil should be avoided to cut your risk of heart disease. Replacing these fats with polyunsaturated fats such as margarine and vegetable oil might cut heart disease risk by as much as 30 percent, about the same as statins, the AHA claims. This Presidential Advisory was sent out to cardiologists around the world, not just to those in the U.S. Overall, the AHA recommends limiting your daily saturated fat intake to 6 percent of daily calories or less. On What Evidence Does AHA Base Their Recommendation?

 

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