Saturated Fat, Dairy and Cardiometabolic Disease:
Why there needs to be a fresh look at the evidence was the topic of a Dairy Council Conference
Associations between saturated fat and disease have been imprinted for decades, particularly with respect to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, or “cardiometabolic” disease as a collective.
Dietary guidelines in the UK recommend that no more than 10% of dietary energy should come from saturated fat. Current intakes of saturated fat in the UK adult population are at about 13-15% of dietary energy.
Milk and dairy foods are nutritious foods, contributing a wide array of nutrients in significant amounts to all age groups in the UK, but are often targeted in saturated fat reduction campaigns.