Oh joy, it's deja vu!
- Single high-fat meal may be harmful to health
- Canadian scientists find even single high-fat meal harms body
- Research: A Steady, High-fat Diet Is Bad
- A steady, high-fat diet is bad, but the news gets worse
The study spawning the headlines - A High-Fat Meal Increases Cardiovascular Reactivity to Psychological Stress in Healthy Young Adults - was published in the Journal of Nutrition.
The "high fat meal" in question? A breakfast from McDonald's consisting of an Egg McMuffin, a Sausage McMuffin and 2 hash browns.
Junk science meets junk journalism again - it makes great headlines, but doesn't do a thing to advance our knowledge base, except maybe to point out what makes science "junk."
In this instance, one graphic is all that's needed to dispel the myth that dietary fat - high total fat or high saturated fat - leads to cardiovascular disease. Data from MONICA: