However in this review Ravnskov found:
(a) Several recent trials have found that saturated fat intake has no such effect on cholesterol in spite of fat intakes of up to five times higher than the recommended upper limit.
(b) Ravnskov assessed the assumption " a high intake of saturated fat is harmful and a reduction leads to health benefits". He found: Almost all epidemiological and experimental studies are in conflict with this assumption; indeed several observations points to the opposite.
He concludes there is an urgent need for a revision of the present dietary guidelines.