April 13, 2016
Saturated Fat Really Harmful?

Does a switch to polyunsaturates increase mortality by increasing inflammation? Seems plausible. See this Harvard Health article on foods that promote and reduce inflammation.

I already avoid polyunsaturated fats due to the inflammation risk of excess linoleic acid in the diet and stick to olive or canola oil (or butter for that matter). As for meat with saturated fats: I do not avoid them to avoid the fat. I avoid red meat in order to avoid the iron load. High blood ferritin seems like a more serious worry than high blood cholesterol.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2016 April 13 01:02 PM 


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JP Straley said at April 13, 2016 6:58 PM:

If you want to control "iron load", give blood twice a year. This advice for adult men and older women.

Brett Bellmore said at April 14, 2016 3:44 AM:

Yeah, what he said. Eat your meat, and donate blood.

I regret that I can't anymore, due to having had lymphoma. Kind of silly, if it hadn't been cured completely, it would have come back and killed me by now.

Russ in TX said at April 14, 2016 6:47 AM:

I'm in the same boat as Brett. Toxic hepatitis twenty years ago, they won't touch me with the proverbial ten-foot pole. And I had my gold-pin by 21 because I was B+ living by military posts/bases.

kenneth t.kendrick said at April 17, 2016 12:43 PM:

I don't know about canola oil,but most olive oil is fake.It is composed of blends of various other oils and flavorings.Real olive oil will turn white when placed in the refrigerator.

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