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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

23 year study shows a high saturated fat diet is associated with a 14% decrease in deaths from heart disease

This study was published in Cardiology 1993;82(2-3):100-21

Study title and authors:
Factors predictive of long-term coronary heart disease mortality among 10,059 male Israeli civil servants and municipal employees. A 23-year mortality follow-up in the Israeli Ischemic Heart Disease Study.
Goldbourt U, Yaari S, Medalie JH.
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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This study investigated factors that caused coronary heart disease death. The study included 10,059 men, aged 40 and over, who were followed for 23 years.

Regarding saturated fat, the study found that the men who consumed the most saturated fat had a 14% decreased risk of death from heart disease compared to the men who consumed the least saturated fat.