Saturated vs. Unsaturated Fats Debate
WebMD reported on a widely publicized study from BMJ that reviews decades old research about saturated fat. Other researchers interviewed by WedMD expressed concerns about the study and urge consumers to stick with current nutritional guidelines that recommend lowering consumption of saturated fats. While canola oil was not part of the study, it is mentioned in the WebMD article as healthy. “From the large amount of information from other studies, we know that risk of heart disease will be lower if saturated fats – mainly from red meat and dairy fat – are replaced by unsaturated fats from liquid vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, olive and canola oils for cooking, on salads and at the table,” said Maryam Farvid, a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.