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Summary & Implications of SACN's 2019 Saturated Fat & Health Report

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19 Nov 2019
Summary & Implications of SACN's 2019 Saturated Fat & Health Report

Saturated fat has been hotly debated in the consumer and medical press over the last few years, resulting in much confusion and mixed messages.  The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's (SACN's) much awaited report was finely published in July this year.  SACN undertook an extensive review of the evidence from meta-analysis, systematic reviews and pooled analysis of randomised controlled trials and prospective cohort studies.  Their findings confirmed the importance of keeping saturated fat intakes to no more than 10% of dietary energy for optimum cardiovascular health.  Their extensive review also highlighted the inferior methodologies underpinning key publications often used to contradict the well-established link between saturated fat intakes and health. This new fully referenced fact sheet provides a summary of SACN's key findings by Prof. Judy Buttriss (BNF) before discussing the implications for UK and Irish public health messaging and providing practical saturated fat reduction swaps.  A must read for all involved in public and cardiovascular health.