aggelikik wrote: »
From the referenced research article http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i1246, the only conclusion I see is that the original experiment is pretty much not acceptable with today's standards.
This was not random population, but restricted to nursing homes and mentally ill hospitalised patients (so not at all close to the average person's lifestyle), the reported increased mortality was often associated to heavy smoking and drinking, and natural saturated fats like butter were replaced with corn oil and margarine (which are certainly not the sources of fat drs recommend), resulting in a diet with a unusually high linoleic acid but also probably trans fat. And since the author mentions he cannot recover the original data, he pretty much admits that no certain conclusions can be drawn for the general population.
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