Originally Posted by razztazz
All these non-animal things we are exhorted to eat more of have at least twice as much sat fat as an egg!
My cholesterol levels were lower after this 60 day experiment than they have been in years. I noticed my doctor was suspiciously silent this time. I did not mention my diet experiment. I am thinking of increasing my sat-fat intake even more and seeing where it goes. And I mean upping the beef and overall animal products (except milk. Pleah!)
Saturated fat does not cause heart disease. That is a myth. Here is a recent paper by Zoe Harcombe that discusses why the whole "saturated fat is bad" myth was based on bad science (or no science):
Saturated fat does not cause heart disease – Zoë Harcombe
Also, blood cholesterol level is a pretty worthless indicator of heart health and heart attack risk. The drug companies (and most doctors, who are heavily influenced by the drug companies) continue to harp on getting your cholesterol level down, because statins reduce cholesterol, and statins are the biggest money-making drug that Big Pharma has. So, you might be able to reduce your cholesterol by taking a statin, but you probably won't reduce your heart disease risk one bit. Plus, many statin users experience some pretty nasty side effects.
Chris Kresser has written a very good 4-part series on saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart health, that is worth reading. You can find it here: