on March 13, 2013
at 08:39 PM
I haven't even read the study yet, but look - fats are molecules. Molecules with actual names. Olive Oil, which is sooooo great according to the medics and media, contains a lot of Oleic Acid a mono-unsaturated fatty acid. Guess what - Lard is over 40% oleic acid too, and I don't see any doctors telling us to eat more melted lard.
What I'm saying is, the fats in dairy are not, in any way, unique to dairy - they are found in loads of other things, from palm oil to olive oil to tallow to lard. Also, dairy fats contain other stuff, too - like hormones
Looking at the study, it's rather patently stupid. Mice are predominantly herbivore - vegetarian. Their natural diet involves a fair bit of grains and seeds. Is it any wonder that their gut bacteria do better on vegetable seed fats than animal fats?
The mouse diet is totally different to the human diet. SCIENCE FAIL. Who DOES these studies?