Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease

This meta-analysis reviewed 21 studies with a total of 347,747 subjects.

Figure 3 form the study demonstrates the relationship between CHD/stroke and saturated fat consumption.

The researchers concluded that there is not a sufficient amount of evidence from prospective epidemiologic studies to make the conclusion that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, or Cardiovascular disease. 

Siri-Tarino PW, Sun Q, Hu FB, Krauss RM. Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91(3):535–546. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.27725

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