Saturated Vs Polyunsaturated Fats: How Health Consensus Was Reached

The history of animal fats and so-called ‘vegetable oils’ is one guided by passionate scientists, industry financing, and powerful institutions. Testing the theory In the 1950s, biologist Ancel Keys created the ‘diet-heart hypothesis’, the theory that saturated fat consumption causes heart disease. A prolific researcher, Keys was always careful to state that his epidemiological studies only showed anContinue reading “Saturated Vs Polyunsaturated Fats: How Health Consensus Was Reached”

How Ancel Keys Created The Diet-Heart Hypothesis

The idea that saturated fat is unhealthy is assumed to be common sense, but this theory has only been in existence since the 1950s, when biologist Ancel Keys created it. Built on fear Americans were terrified of heart disease, a scary new killer suddenly taking men in their prime. The theory at the time wasContinue reading “How Ancel Keys Created The Diet-Heart Hypothesis”