Sugar — Not Fat — Causes Most Of Your Health Problems

Since 1977, health experts have been promoting the idea that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease by raising levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. According to conventional wisdom, saturated fat intake can also raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and diabetes, while a combination of fatty foods and lack of exercise is largely to blame for the global obesity epidemic.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a cardiologist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and consultant clinical associate to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, rejects the claim that saturated fat plays a significant role in heart disease. He contends that misinformation about cholesterol has not only led doctors to overmedicate patients on a mass scale, but has also encouraged the populace to adopt a high-sugar diet, which he feels is one of the root causes of the current spike in obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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