by Karl Denninger
Oh look, from 1968 to 1973, but the research and results were buried!
When Ramsden’s team examined data from an experiment that did just this with more than 9,400 people, they found the lower cholesterol from swapping saturated fats for vegetable oils didn’t lead to improved survival.
“In fact, participants who had greater reductions in cholesterol had higher, rather than lower, risk of death,” Ramsden, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said by email.
The researchers studied data from 1968 to 1973 on residents of one nursing home and six mental hospitals in Minnesota, ranging in age from 20 to 97.
Replacing saturated fats (animal fats) with vegetable oils did indeed cause cholesterol levels to decrease but it raised, rather than lowered, the risk of death.