It's Question Time Again ... Saturated Fats
I have a few questions, but will stick to two. Feel free to chime in with anything even remotely related!
Also, let me preface this by stating that I haven't had the time to deeply digest the various studies that have come down the pike lately exonerating saturated fats. Any summaries or links to summaries would be greatly appreciated in this regard. That said ...
1. Has there ever been an RCT -- or even an uncontrolled trial -- where saturated fat intake was increased on an absolute level (preferably on a weight stable diet) and improvements were seen in cardiometabolic risk factors (or other health measures)?
2. It is my understanding that mostly the effect (or lack thereof) of saturated fats have been assessed mostly in that 30-to-40% total fat range of the typical Western diet which usually puts sat fat in the 10-15% range. Would you say this is correct? If not, are there studies comparing a true low saturated fat diet to a high saturated fat diet? I'll take any context here though weight maintaining would be preferred for obvious reasons. Oh ... and coconut oil as major source of sat fat doesn't count since over half the fat is MCT. So basically I'm asking about if there are any 5% vs. 15% studies to be found.