From Medscape Special Reports

Special Report: Saturated Fat and
CVD: AHA Convicts, We Say Acquit

June 21, 2017

Saturated Fat and CVD: AHA Convicts, We Say Acquit
Best-selling author Nina Teicholz and Dr Eric Thorn disagree with the recent American Heart Association Presidential Advisory on saturated fat and cardiovascular disease.

More Perspectives on Diet and CVD

The Fat Wars
Dr Lundberg takes on the AHA's Presidential Advisory on Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease.

From the Archives

Saturated Fat and CAD: It's Complicated
CAD guidelines call for a reduction in saturated fat consumption. With meta-analyses challenging the link between saturated fat and CAD risk, is it time to pardon this 'cardiovascular villain'?

Related News

AHA Issues 'Presidential Advisory' on Harms of Saturated Fat
The advisory has been issued to 'set the record straight' after a period of high-profile claims that saturated fat is healthy, authors say.

Rethink Emphasis on Lowering Saturated Fat, Experts Say
Instead of eating less saturated fat and worrying about LDL cholesterol, a group of doctors suggests an alternative approach for preventing heart disease.

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Editor’s Note:

A recent Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association reiterated that reducing dietary saturated fat and replacing it with polyunsaturated vegetable oil reduces CVD. Social media lit up with criticism, accusing the AHA of cherry-picking the data. An alternative POV and background on the fat debate are among the perspectives in this special report.
Tricia Ward, Executive Editor | Medscape Cardiology