Brits Need to Buy Less Saturated Fat!

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United Kingdom, accounting for 1 in 3 deaths, prompting the nation’s Food Standards Agency to launch an advertising campaign encouraging citizens to consume less saturated fat. The new health initiative will focus on moms and women ages 45 to 60, and include posters, digital marketing and television and press ads. Currently, adults in the U.K. eat 20% more than the recommended maximum levels of saturated fat, too much butter, chips and cheese; FoodNavigator explains.

Dr. Fuhrman recommends avoiding saturated fat. It raises cholesterol, causing heart disease. In this video, this poor guy ate a diet mostly compromised of saturated fat, a lot of ghee, clarified butter, and without emergency surgery he would have died.

And don’t forget, saturated fat has also been linked to cancer, such as prostate, ovarian and small intestine cancer.

Image credit: ebby

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Pat - February 12, 2009 8:57 AM

Hum. Don't know what to say about this one.
An ad campaign. How nice.
This one touches close to home.
It's not that I don't believe in preventative care, but the NHS (UK National Health Service)lags behind in providing the diagnostic tests for heart disease to its population. It would be nice if they put some money there too, for the segment of the population that grew up before there was such an awareness of lifestyle choices affecting health.
The segment of the population that endured food rationing during the war and finally were able to enjoy stocking their pantries.

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