Dairy products aren`t necessarily bad for your health

A new study has challenged the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Experts concluded that `single risk factors have limitations when considered on their own because the effects of diet on CVD risk are mediated by many pathways, with blood lipids being only one.`

Further, the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol is a better predictor of the effect of saturated fatty acids on CVD risk than LDL-and/or total cholesterol, as individual fatty acids have differential effects on various blood lipids.

When it comes to determining the correlation between CVD and food, the entire components comprised within the food matrix may be more important than concentrating solely on fatty acids content.

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