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Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:30pm
A study bound to give O's some cheer:

http://m.advances.nutrition.org/content/4/3/294.long
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 4:17pm; Reply: 1
more reason to add our CLAs! ;)
Posted by: shoulderblade, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:34pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Study
The meager effect that saturated fats have on serum cholesterol levels when modest but adequate amounts of polyunsaturated oils are included in the diet, and the lack of any clear evidence that saturated fats are promoting any of the conditions that can be attributed to PUFA makes one wonder how saturated fats got such a bad reputation in the health literature. The influence of dietary fats on serum cholesterol has been overstated, and a physiological mechanism for saturated fats causing heart disease is still missing.

I have always thought that it was possibly the quantity rather than the quality that was the problem though there may be other explanations, Good news on the O front in any case.
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