In a recent March 18, 2014 Annals of Internal Medicine article, saturated fat was glorified. This article will become a feeding frenzy for the animal-food-industries: a “nugget of proof” that their saturated fat-laden foods can be eaten guiltlessly. Millions of people worldwide, especially those who are looking to hear good news about their bad habits, will die of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity, and if left unchallenged, resulting increases in livestock production will accelerate climate change even faster.
The main scientific study used, showing the safety of saturated fat (reference 12), was a study supported by the National Dairy Council. This is not surprising. The dairy industry is losing popularity. One reason is that cow milk is a human carcinogen! It has been linked to leukemia and Type 1 Diabetes in our children.
Here’s an excellent piece by Dr. John McDougall of the McDougall Health and Medical Center. It is not OK to eat animals. Dairy, meat and eggs are bad for people and the planet: Saturated Fat (From Dairy, Meat and Eggs) is Still Not OK to Eat!