For the last three decades saturated fats have been regarded as the ones most to blame for developing cardiovascular diseases. Now it looks like they shouldn’t have been expelled from the diets of many people. New scientific discoveries led to a reassessment of the role saturated fats play, and it’s clear they are not so harmful as we used to believe.
Several studies on saturated fats were delivered at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Orlando, Florida. Scientists with worldwide reputation who specialize in research on fats agreed that diet restrictions applied to saturated fats shouldn’t be so strict.
Bruce German, PhD, professor and chemist in the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California at Davis, stated that saturated fats are closely linked with human genetics and play a complex role in the human body as regards metabolism and the structure and functions of cells. Whereas the meta-analysis that was recently conducted on milk fat by Peter Elwood Professor at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University, revealed that milk fat is actually linked with decrease of the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Therefore doctors advise not to lay a great faith in defatted foods that have been heavily advertised as the healthiest of foods. There is more harm in them than benefits, especially for children and young people. The things to avoid most are trans fats and salt and sugar in large amounts.