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Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

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Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
Trick and Treat cover

"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Natural Health & Weight Loss cover

"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Increasing fat intake reduces deaths in Swedish study

Leosdottir M, Nilsson PM, Nilsson J-A, Mansson H, Berglund G (Lund University, Malmo, Sweden). Dietary fat intake and early mortality patterns — data from The Malmo Diet and Cancer Study. J Intern Med 2005; 258: 153-165.

Objectives. Most current dietary guidelines encourage limiting relative fat intake to <30% of total daily energy, with saturated and trans fatty acids contributing no more than 10%. We examined whether total fat intake, saturated fat, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated fat intake are independent risk factors for prospective all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality.

Design. Population-based, prospective cohort study. Setting and subjects. The Malmo Diet and Cancer Study was set in the city of Malmo, southern Sweden. A total of 28 098 middle-aged individuals participated in the study 1991-1996.

Main outcome measures. Subjects were categorized by quartiles of relative fat intake, with the first quartile used as a reference point in estimating multivariate relative risks (RR; 95% CI, Cox's regression model). Adjustments were made for confounding by age and various lifestyle factors.

Results. Women in the fourth quartile of total fat intake had a significantly higher RR of cancer mortality (RR 1.46; CI 1.04-2.04).[but see below] A significant downwards trend was observed for cardiovascular mortality amongst men from the first to the fourth quartile (P = 0.028). No deteriorating effects of high saturated fat intake were observed for either sex for any cause of death. Beneficial effects of a relatively high intake of unsaturated fats were not uniform.

Conclusions. With the exception of cancer mortality for women, individuals receiving more than 30% of their total daily energy from fat and more than 10% from saturated fat, did not have increased mortality. Current dietary guidelines concerning fat intake are thus generally not supported by our observational results.


In this study, deaths from heart disease, cancer and total deaths in both sexes went down as fat intake rose. This was particularly noticeable with saturated fats.

The one glitch was that cancers increased in women (not men) with the highest intake of fat — but significantly, this was confined entirely to intakes of monounsaturated fats (from 'healthy' oils such as olive oil and flaxseed oil).

Strangely, monounsaturated fats had the opposite effect in men by reducing the overall death rate.

The effects on heart disease are also interesting: In men, increasing total fat and saturated fat reduced their death rates; in women increasing or reducing fats didn't make any difference.

The researchers write:

"With the exception of cancer mortality for women in the highest quartile of relative fat intake, individuals receiving more than 30% of their total daily energy from fat did not have increased mortality. Men in the fourth quartile of total fat intake, receiving almost 50% of their total energy intake from fat, had the lowest cardiovascular mortality. Receiving more than 10% of total energy intake from saturated fat did not have a significant effect on all-cause, cardiovascular or cancer mortality for men or women. Beneficial effects of relatively high intakes of unsaturated fats were not uniform, and having a high index of unsaturated fat compared with saturated fat intake did not have any detectable effect on mortality."

"With our results added to the pool of evidence from large-scale prospective cohort studies on dietary fat, disease and mortality, traditional dietary guidelines concerning fat intake are thus generally not strongly supported."

Which is effectively what I have been saying for decades!

Last updated 25 July 2005

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