Two researchers recently unearthed and re-analyzed previously unpublished data from a research from the 1960s and ‘70s concluding we can stave off heart attack and stroke by eating more polyunsaturated fat. The analysis was published Tuesday in the British medical journal BMJ. “Our research highlights the paucity of evidence supporting the dietary replacement of saturated fat with vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid for heart health,” researcher Daisy Zamora of the University of North Carolina said to the media.
Finally, the conclusion was there is no benefit to switching to these oils when it came to death by coronary heart disease or death by any cause. The original study dated dozens years ago was never published in full, probably because the facts were so “contrary” to the popular scientific beliefs of the time. The question is: will change this study now our long time consolidated habits ? What we must change ?