Study aims to rehabilitate saturated fat

The widely held belief that saturated fats clog up the arteries, and so cause coronary heart disease, is just "plain wrong", according to a team of international cardiologists.

Their controversial claims are published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, resulting in widespread condemnation.

But the authors insist the disease is caused by chronic inflammation, which can simply be lowered with a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in nuts, extra virgin olive oil, vegetables and oily fish.

They say it’s time to shift the focus away from lowering blood fats and cutting out dietary