This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 2005 Apr 1;161(7):672-9
Study title and authors:
Dietary fat intake and risk of coronary heart disease in women: 20 years of follow-up of the nurses' health study.
Oh K, Hu FB, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC.
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15781956
This study examined the associations of dietary fat with the risk of coronary heart disease. The study included 78,778 women who were followed for 20 years.
Regarding saturated fat, the study found that women who consumed the most saturated fat had a 3% reduced risk of heart disease compared to the women who consumed the least saturated fat.