August 16th, 2015

Podcast 182: Dietary fat studies meta-analyzed — trans fat still a bad bet

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The BMJ’s meta-analysis of several large cohorts finds no association of saturated fat with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality or total coronary disease. Trans fat, on the other hand, increased risk in all those categories.

The first author on the paper, Dr. Russell de Sousza, isn’t ready to give a free pass to saturated fat, though. Listen in as he explains.

BMJ meta-analysis (free)

Physician’s First Watch coverage (free)

[Running time: 19 minutes]

 

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