Sorry for the hiatus.  We took a respite from the world of writing for a couple of weeks.  Refresh, re-focus and here we go.  Have you heard the newest one?  The one about where the USDA (United States Dept. of Agriculture) has been “feeding” us mid-information for decades?  We’ve been told and taught again and again that you should watch your saturated fat.  Saturated fats are animal fats.  Meat, milk, eggs, etc.  All the things that make life worth living.  It’s bad for you and increases your risk of developing heart disease and dying early.  That when you eat fat it should be unsaturated fats, like vegetable oils.  Well, apparently, they (as usual) were wrong.  A recent summary of studies covering more than 500,000 subjects (a pretty decent sample size) found that people who ate higher levels of saturated fat had NO increased incidence of heart disease than anyone else.  AND, that those who ate higher levels of unsaturated fats had JUST AS MUCH risk as everyone else.  So, what is the moral of the story?  Eat what you are going to eat.  Saturated fat is not the enemy.

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