Saturated Fats

Fat - Not Always As 'Bad' As You Think

Kristina Johansen | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Fat is made up of fatty acid molecules that are joined together, usually in groups of three (a triglyceride). When eaten and digested, it's broken down into single fatty acids, which are then absorbed into the blood and used in a variety of different bodily functions. These include:

The Verdict Is In On Saturated Fats And It's Bad News For Cheese And Chocolate Lovers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This year the jury has been out when it comes to saturated fats. While health officials have continued to warn a diet high in sat fats is bad for us, ...

Calorie Counting: The 98-Year Mistake

Christopher James Clark | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

It's January. Millions of people will soon begin a weight-loss-motivated diet. Most of them will fail. The staggering predictability of this try-fail phenomenon begs the question, "Is dieting fundamentally flawed?"

The Truth About Fats - a Doctor's Perspective

Dr Rob Hicks | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rob Hicks

Many people only remember a headline when they look at a newspaper, so what people appear to have taken away from the latest spate of coverage is that they should eat more butter - and high fat foods - in order to stay healthy, which could not be further from the truth.

Forget What You've Been Told, Saturated Fats Aren't Bad For Your Health After All

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A study looking at whether saturated fats and trans fats cause death, heart disease or type 2 diabetes in adults has unearthed some interesting findin...

Can a Paleo-Vegan Alliance Save Nutrition?

Christopher James Clark | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

The enduring struggle to curb degenerative diseases through improved nutrition has reached a critical juncture. Knowledge that sugar, not saturated fat, promotes these diseases is spreading widely. Nutrition-oriented communities mustn't squander this rare historical opportunity. The Paleo and Vegan communities should act strategically, intelligently, and decisively.

WATCH: How to Tell Good Fat from Bad Fat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the disarray surrounding fat, sugar and protein and the debates between health experts, dietitians and fitness gurus, we don't wish to take sides...

New Study Questions Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Layne Lieberman | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

In my opinion, based on the findings of this paper there is no evidence to tell people to consume a diet high in saturated fat. It is still a bad idea to eats lots of fast-food burgers and processed hot dogs. Yet, a diet rich in plant-based foods protects our health.

Low-Fat Diet 'Does Not Prevent Heart Disease Or Lower Cholesterol', Says Expert

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Diets high in saturated fat do not increase heart disease risk or cholesterol levels, instead public health warnings should focus on the dangers of su...

Vindicating Saturated Fat WON'T Reduce Heart Disease, But Here's What Will

Aidan Goggins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

An observational piece in last week's British Medical Journal had the media buzzing when cardiologist Aseem Malhotra lashed out at governments and the food industry as being culpable in wrongly demonising saturated fat consumption as a leading cause of cardiovascular disease

Why Buttered Toast Is Better Than Your Low-Fat Margarine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Every few years the health industry has a new drum to bang, and at present, that seems to be about the danger of sugar and how it, rather than fat, is...

Mediterranean Diet Triples Chances Of IVF Success

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who cut back on their saturated fat intake may have a better chance of having a baby via IVF, suggest researchers from the Harvard School of Pub...

How Red Meat 'Increases Alzheimer’s Risk'… But The Smell Of Fish n Chips Helps Treat It

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People who have a diet high in saturated fats and eat large amounts of the biggest offenders (such as red meat and full-fat butter) could be increasin...

Why Eating 'Bad Fats' Could Lead to Memory Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in America suggests that certain types of fat are associated with worse memory and overall cognit...

New ‘Super Healthy' Milk To Launch This Week

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A new range of ‘miracle’ milk is due to hit the supermarket shelves this week, and it’s not just any ordinary milk, it’s M&S all-natural, fat-...