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Generally, there's no need to restrict saturated fat. The rationale for saturated fat restriction is based on the idea that high cholesterol causes clogged arteries. Actually, inflammation is the problem. Here's what a heart surgeon says.

"Cholesterol does not cause Heart disease-inflammation in the arteries does. What is inflammation and where is it coming from? The answer to that question is both tragic and sad. The very dietary recommendations born of the cholesterol theory of no-fat and low fat foods cause inflammation. Polyunsaturated Omega-6 oils; packaged and processed foods created for shelf life and not long life; sugars and simple carbohydrates create inflammation. This is the cause of an epidemic of heart disease, obesity and other chronic illnesses." Google The cholesterol theory - a tragedy to health."

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