Raw Eggs Vs. Cooked Eggs

Most people out there probably eat cooked eggs, but there’s a fringe out there of pro-raw eggers out there who idolize Rocky and say drinking eggs is super healthy. Of course, most people probably think the only real issue is salmonella, but this is far from the case. Here’s my far from complete list of pros and cons on raw eggs: Continue reading

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Is Saturated Fat Bad For Your Liver?

A few months ago a study titled “Effects of n−6 PUFAs compared with SFAs on liver fat, lipoproteins, and inflammation in abdominal obesity: a randomized controlled trial” was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This study compared the effects of polyunsaturated fat, in the form of sunflower oil, with saturated fat, in the form of butter on various markers of health. The results of this study seem to indicate that saturated fat produces higher insulin, higher levels of inflammatory mediators, a worse lipid profile, and greater accumulation of liver fat. Ouch.

Still, I think there are some problems with this study that weakens it as evidence that saturated fat is bad and polyunsaturated vegetable oils are good.  Continue reading