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The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook by Deirdre Rawlings, Stephen Sinatra, Jonny Bowden

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1 THE WRONGFUL DEMONIZATION OF SATURATED FAT

Why you shouldn’t skip the butter, the importance of balancing omega fatty acids, and a guide to cooking oils

The great writer H. L. Mencken once said, “For every complex question, there is a simple answer. And it is always wrong.”

If you ask the average doctor why you should avoid saturated fat, he or she will probably tell you this: It raises cholesterol and causes heart disease. Saturated fat has become so demonized that it’s next to impossible to find it mentioned in a newspaper or magazine article without being accompanied by the description “artery-clogging.”

But what most people—including, probably, your doctor—don’t know is that studies have never convincingly demonstrated the relationship ...

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