The green light to eat more bacon?

There may be good news for fat-loving Americans!

Current science does not support the government’s policy to limit consumption of saturated fat, according to a “consensus statement” by a group of leading nutrition scientists.

That’s according to the Nutrition Coalition.

The U.S. government reportedly issues Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) every five years.

The government guidelines have advised Americans to consume a diet “low in saturated fats” since the government began issuing the guidelines in 1980, according to the Nutrition Coalition.

It was said that a diet high in saturated fats could lead to heart disease and stroke.

The guidelines reportedly impact school lunches, hospital menus, feeding programs for the elderly, military food, and our entire food supply.

There is no strong scientific evidence that the current population-wide upper limits on commonly consumed saturated fats in the U.S. will prevent cardiovascular disease or reduce mortality. A continued limit on these fats is therefore not justified.

Experts’ letter to Secretaries of U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services

The study indicated that the impact of nutrients and food groups on health needs to be considered in the context of overall diet, rather than in isolation, says the Nutrition Coalition.

Click on the link below to read the article:

Fight improper government surveillance. Support Attkisson v. DOJ and FBI over the government computer intrusions of Attkisson’s work while she was a CBS News investigative correspondent. Visit the Attkisson Fourth Amendment Litigation Fund. Click here.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 thoughts on “The green light to eat more bacon?”

  1. Back in 2015 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, (AND), the largest professional organization of its kind on the planet said pretty much the same thing on page 11 of a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Agriculture. “In the spirit of the 2015 DGAC’s commendable revision of previous DGAC recommendations to limit dietary cholesterol, the Academy suggests that HHS and USDA support a similar revision deemphasizing saturated fat as a nutrient of concern. While the body of research linking saturated fat intake to the modulation of LDL and other circulating lipoprotein concentrations is significant, this evidence is essentially irrelevant to the question of the relationship between diet and risk for cardiovascular disease. The 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the use of biomarkers as surrogates for disease outcomes examined LDL and HDL as case studies and concluded unequivocally that they were not suitable for use as surrogates for the impact of diet on heart disease.”

    For anyone who wants to know how saturated fat intake affects cholesterol, I recommend this Dave Feldman video:

Scroll to Top