Just poking through this article and it really got me to thinking that it's mainstream health journalists as much as anyone who are responsible for the misguided messages that are out there right now.
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on March 08, 2011
at 10:43 PM
I dislike that dishonest argument. It is called affirming the consequent and it is epidemic in the health community as a whole. It goes If This then That. That, therefore This. If animal fats are unhealthy then the mediterranean diet will be healthy since it is low in them. The mediterranean diet is healthy, therefore animal fats are unhealthy. But that is ridiculous since there are dozens of explanations why the mediterranean diet is healthier than the SAD or a low fat diet. They eat a great deal of fish, a reasonable amount of omega 6, get good nutrition in general and have a fair amount of fat in the diet, albeit mostly monounsaturated. Of course that is healthier than some diets. But it doesn't follow that it is the lack of animal fats that made it so.
I don't want to see this kind of nonsense anymore. There is no evidence that animal fats when tissue HUFA is balance are unhealthy and a ton that they are health-promoting.