Expert Opinion and Press Reports Questioning Whether Saturated Fats Cause Heart Disease
“Scientists Have Found Another Reason We Should Be Drinking More Whole Milk”
Washington Post (2015)
Peter Whoriskey, staff writer.
“Whole Milk vs. Skim: What’s Best For Your Diet?”
CBS News (2015)
Paula Cohen, PhD, Professor of Genetics, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.
“For Decades, the Government Steered Millions Away From Whole Milk. Was That Wrong?”
Washington Post (2015)
On Saturated Fats, generally (and the “diet heart hypothesis,” which holds that these fats cause heart disease):
Fat: The New Health Paradigm (September, 2015)
Report by Research Institute, Credit Swisse
“Butter is Back”
New York Times (2015)
The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It?
A Book by Zoe Harcombe, Ph.D. (2015)
The Big Fat Surprise
A book by Nina Teicholz (Simon & Schuster, 2014).
New York Times and international bestseller. Named a *Best Book* of 2014 by The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews.
The first book to focus on the hypothesis that saturated fats cause heart disease: its history, politics, questionable science, as well as the unintended consequences that have resulted from nutrition policy based on this hypothesis.
Major media coverage based on The Big Fat Surprise:
“Ending the War on Fat”
Time Magazine, cover story, June 12, 2014
Heart Attack on a Plate? The New Truth About Saturated Fat
The New Scientist (July, 2014)
“The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fats and Heart Disease”
The Wall Street Journal (May, 2014)
“Are Some Diets Mass Murder?”
The BMJ (2014)
“Meat Puppets: How Washington Bought into the anti-Saturated Fat Agenda”
Washington Monthly (2015)
“A changing view on Saturated Fatty Acids and Dairy: from Enemy to Friend.”
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2014)
Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc, Professor, Head of Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen.
”Food for Thought: Have We Been Giving the Wrong Dietary Advice?”
Food and Nutrition Sciences (2013)
Zoë Harcombe, Julien S. Baker, Bruce Davies
“Nutritional science despite many years of enquiry is in a state of equivocation, resulting in many false promises being given with reference to a diet which will keep the majority of the population fit lean and healthy”
“The Great Fat Debate: Taking the Focus off of Saturated Fat.”
Journal of the American Dietetic Association (2011)
Dariush Mozaffarian, PhD, Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Good Calories, Bad Calories
A book by Gary Taubes (Knopf, 2007)
The first book to analyze the soft science behind the hypothesis that saturated fat and fat generally are the cause of nutritional diseases. Also the first comprehensive attempt to propose a new hypothesis for these diseases, namely that they are instead caused by carbohydrates of some type or amount.
The Cholesterol Myth: Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease
A book by Uffe Ravnskov, PhD (Newtrends Publishing, 2000)
Click here for a list of the meta-analyses and review papers that have challenged the conventional thinking on saturated fats.