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Old 11-06-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Dr. Eades on Saturated Fat

Dr. Michael Eades had a nice post about saturated fat on his blog today.

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These results show what we’ve all known for a long time. As long as one keeps the carbs under control, it doesn’t seem to matter much how much saturated fat is consumed. It all gets dealt with by the body in harmless ways. I guess that’s how I eat all that steak and keep my lipids normal.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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I work for big, huge pharma.

Would you believe that last month, yet again.. for the second time this year I attended a meeting about "metabolic syntrome x, hyperinsulinemia, etc..."

It's funny, now that our big power player drug's patent will exprire soon, we start looking at new science.

I sat in the back of the meeting grinning.


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Old 11-06-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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In honor of this thread, I'm eating a huge steak tonight.

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Old 11-07-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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It is a really interesting post. The Sat'd fat issue is a bit of an enigma. Seems like one still needs it to be within certain ratios lest problems arise...but not 100% sure on that.
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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Robb, I tend to agree. I think if the bulk of fats are of the mono- and saturated types (assuming we're talking coconut and palm oils and grassfed meat fat) there is little to worry about. I think those three saturated fat sources contain far too many good things to be labeled as "bad" by any but the most anti-saturated fat. It's the poly's and the over-abundance of carbs that are doing the damage. Didn't you say that excess carbs are actually converted to saturated fat in the body?
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:36 PM   #6
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If I remember correctly from Cordain's work, the ratio is about 45/45/10 of sat/mono/poly found in wild game. So, if contemporary HG's eat up to 58% of calories from fat, that means approximately 26% of total calories can come from saturated fat - far more than the <10% recommended by the geniuses in the AHA, ADA, ect.

Furthermore, I think it's safe to say that our ancestors would of eaten even more fat since the contemporary HG's don't have as plentiful hunting.
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