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Saturated Fat: Fact vs. Fiction

Saturated fat isn't the heart-clogging poison you believe.

Your grandparents never thought twice about eating foods that were loaded with saturated fat. Not long ago, people drank milk with cream on the top, ate whole eggs for breakfast, and enjoyed steak for dinner—and led normal, healthy lives. Yet today, despite all the warnings we’re told to heed about saturated fat and its deleterious effects on the heart, cardiovascular disease is more prevalent than ever. We corralled some of our most trusted nutritionists and asked for their best advice on saturated fat.

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Meet the Experts

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. Known as “the Rogue Nutritionist,” Bowden is board certified by the American College of Nutrition and has authored 14 books on health, food, and longevity.

Nate Miyaki, C.S.S.N. Miyaki is a trainer and nutrition consultant in San Francisco. He specializes in helping physique athletes prepare for competition.

Spencer Nadolsky, M.D. An osteopathic family physician who specializes in bariatric medicine and cholesterol, Nadolsky is the medical editor of



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