The fat and the skinny

Dairy has been scary for patients at risk for heart disease, but new research should allay fears.

FULL fat dairy products are higher in saturated fat, which is thought to increase cholesterol and hence heart disease risk. However, the latest research indicates we need to change our thinking when it comes to dairy foods.

There is evidence that higher levels of saturated fat increase levels of LDL cholesterol1 and cholesterol-lowering medications that lower LDL can lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk,2 but the evidence for saturated fat