Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For Thanksgiving: Fat Wars

It seems the Washington Post, cloaked under an anonymous author, wants to use scare tactics to keep most of us from enjoying Thanksgiving with their ominously-titled article, "And for Dessert, A Heart Attack?" They spew all kinds of garbage about how eating a high fat diet might give you a heart attack with very little data.

If you want to know more, consider this reference from some pretty smart folks at Harvard.

Then eat, drink, and be merry without guilt (courtesy of Dr. Wes).

Happy Thanksgiving!


Reference: Renata M and Mozaffarian D. "Saturated Fat and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes: a Fresh Look at the Evidence," Lipids 31 Mar 2010.


Jay said...


I just wanted to let you know your link to the Harvard link is not accessible as it routes through University of Chicago and requires a user/password.

No need to post this reply.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


DrWes said...

Thanks, Jay! Hopefully the link is fixed now.

Happy Thanksgiving back at you and your family.

Steve Parker, M.D. said...

I came to the same conclusion as the Harvard docs in 2009 after spending about 80 hours reviewing the literature.

Your mentioning this puts you in a distinct minority among cardiologists. Thank you. And have a great Thanksgiving.


Lisa said...

Nice, but other than my cardiologist, none of my other doctors are likely to read this article. And I'm kind of unsure of my cardiologist. Most diets still tout the "no more than 20% of calories from fats" restriction.