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The New York Times writes that a new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that there is "no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events."

The new findings, the Times writes, "are part of a growing body of research that has challenged the accepted wisdom that saturated fat is inherently bad for you and will continue the debate about what foods are best to eat."

The story, while pointing out that health officials have long "urged the public to avoid saturated fat as much as possible, saying it should be replaced with the unsaturated fats in foods like nuts, fish, seeds and vegetable oils," says that the new research "did not find that people who ate higher levels of saturated fat had more heart disease than those who ate less. Nor did it find less disease in those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including monounsaturated fat like olive oil or polyunsaturated fat like corn oil."
KC's View:
I can't help but think when reading what all the scientists have to say in this story is how hard it is for us consumers to know what to do, when the people who are supposed to understand this stuff keep confusing us and seem to be confused themselves.

Oy.