Heart Disease

Is butter really so bad for you?

Cardiologist aims to bust saturated fat ‘myth’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Advice to cut saturated fat has actually increased cardiovascular risk – and high fat dairy and red meat have been unfairly demonised, claims cardiologist Aseem Malhotra in the British Medical Journal.

The new version specifies bacon, sausages and other processed meats

PETA relaunches anti-meat smoking baby campaign

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has relaunched its banned billboard featuring a smoking baby, which compares the health effects of smoking with those of eating meat.

Eating meat is not like smoking, ASA tells PETA

Eating meat is not like smoking, ASA tells PETA

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Animal rights group PETA has been banned from comparing the health effects of eating meat with smoking risks, the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled.

Study reanalysis links omega-6 rich foods with heart disease risk

Study reanalysis links omega-6 rich foods with heart disease risk

By Nathan Gray

Cutting out saturated animal fats in favour of omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable could lead to an increased risk of death among patients with heart disease, according to fresh insights from clinical trial data first collected in the 1960s.

Foods with artificial trans fats should be considered adulterated

Foods with artificial trans fats should be considered adulterated

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is a pile of evidence linking artificial trans fats with heart disease, so why is it still in our food? It’s time to get real and recognize that artificial trans fat is an adulterant with no place in the global food supply.

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