Today we try to answer or at least explore a big question in the world of health: does saturated fat cause heart disease?

This is not an unreasonable concern given the fact that there have been several associative studies that have found a link between saturated fat and heart disease, which is, no doubt, a fat that we find abundantly in the typical American diet since it is richly found in staples like fatty beef, pork, butter, cheese, and other dairy products.

And if you're in the United States and you're not at least a little concerned about heart disease, you may be asleep at the wheel since it's currently our leading cause of death.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • (00:00) Separating the effects of sugar and saturated fat in research
  • (04:23) Small dense LDL are the problem
  • (07:48) Interactions between genetics, fats, and carbohydrates
  • (16:37) Getting and using your genetic data
  • (18:07) Dangers of cutting out saturated fats

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