Low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, not advisable – health groups
Seems like adapting a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet isn’t as healthy as we think.
In a report by The Telegraph, UK health groups Public Health Collaboration and National Obesity Forum debunked the common notion that a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet is always a healthier choice. According to the group, this kind of diet being promoted can lead to “disastrous health consequences.”, and requests for an overhaul in official dietary guidelines.
The report said that promoting a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet was based on “flawed science” and fails to address a more serious health issue, the crisis on obesity.
The report also added that in fact, saturated fat does not necessarily cause heart problems and fats from dairy products actually have benefits for the cardiovascular system.
NOF chairman David Haslam said, “As a clinician treating patients all day every day, I quickly realized that guidelines from on high suggesting high carbohydrate, low-fat diets were the universal panacea, where deeply flawed.
“Current efforts have failed, the proof being that obesity levels are higher than they have ever been, and show no chance of reducing despite the best efforts of government and scientists.” the professor added.