Dr Robert Eckel: Conflict of interest and wilful ignorance

What I discovered was both eye-opening and disturbing. The AHA not only ignored all the other risk factors for heart disease, but it appointed someone with ties to Big Food and bizarre scientific beliefs to lead the guideline-writing panel—just the type of thing that undermines the public’s confidence in the medical community.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/22/the-heart-association-s-junk-science-diet.html

Though his trans-fats work is now widely accepted, Kummerow’s cholesterol-is-good approach still draws plenty of ire. Dr. Robert Eckel, an endocrinologist and former president of the American Heart Association, who helped draft national lifestyle guidelines that warn against excess cholesterol intake, says saturated fats are a huge killer in the U.S. “There is a direct link between saturated fats and heart disease that is supported by observational data,” says Eckel.

http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/60-years-fighting-trans-fats-20140210

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/02/04/us-fat-heart-idUSTRE61341020100204

See http://paleoindia.in/what-fats-are-good-for-you/

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