In summary, randomized controlled trials that lowered intake of dietary saturated fat and replaced it with polyunsaturated vegetable oil reduced CVD by ≈30%, similar to the reduction achieved by statin treatment. Prospective observational studies in many populations showed that lower intake of saturated fat coupled with higher intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat is associated with lower rates of CVD and of other major causes of death and all-cause mortality.
Eat more plants. Eat less of this stuff.
For those readers inclined to go deeper there is a link to the full study report on the AHA website link above.
And for readers who want an opposite point of view go to the article below.
This is the last photo of the Patio Bunnies. Sometime last night they all hopped away.
According to some quick Internet research these little fellas are probably close to three weeks old. They’ll be hopping away soon.
The summer after the terrible tomato plant project I tried growing cucumbers. That didn’t work out too well either.
But bunnies? I can grow bunnies.
It’s been three years since the dismal Tomato Project. The plant didn’t produce a lot of fruit and the experience dampened my enthusiasm for growing fruits and vegetables. The next summer I planted a cucumber plant that bore one cuke. The passage of time helps and I eventually got over my deep emotional wounds.
“Maybe I’ll try growing cherry tomatoes this summer…” was my thought until I decided to stick with what works. The two basil plants are doing very well this year. The rosemary is also growing but the oregano seems to be struggling. The empty pot on the patio with the tomato cage still bothered me and I kept thinking about planting something else. I had noticed the clump of dead grass in the pot and didn’t give it a second thought until this morning.
It moved. Maybe it was my imagination.
It moved again. So I watered it to see what would emerge. When the head popped out I thought it was a snake. When the tiny creature crawled completely out from under the grass I was surprised to see a baby bunny. The tiny bunny butt is at the top of the pot.
I obviously cannot plant anything in that pot.
I’m growing bunnies instead.
Eat more PUFAs.