I continue to run into physicians, medical personnel, and other well educated individuals who have a hard time understanding the basic concept of fat adaptation and the cause of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart disease. Fat is NOT the culprit. There is NO scientific proof that links saturated fat to heart disease. On the contrary, there are a multitude of studies that point to exactly the opposite. In a great article from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they looked at 21 previous studies over 2 decades and examined nearly 350,000 patients. Here is their conclusion:
Conclusions: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat.
Fat is not the enemy. Sugar and glucose in your blood elevates insulin, which in turn causes FAT to be stored. No sugar in your body, then the fat is burned for fuel.