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Meat & Saturated fat

Executive summary

* It is generally believed that meat is "full of saturated fat."

* This note presents four facts about fat, which undermine this belief.

* It then explains what the three natural fats are (saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) and why the word saturated should be replaced with stable.

* Then it reviews four commonly consumed meats (some lean, some with fat) and lard (animal fat) to show definitively that meat is not "full of saturated fat."

* The note concludes by showing that it wouldn't matter if meat were full of saturated fat as saturated fat isn't harmful anyway.


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