There is now an alternative view that challenges the previously long held belief that saturated fats have an important effect as a causative agent of cardiovascular disease. There are problems with the often quoted papers by the likes of Ancel Keys which have helped create the current assumptions that saturated fats are unhealthy. The current assumptions, it seems, themselves may be unsafe according to recent meta-analyses, and further, properly conducted blinded, RCTs are required to establish the facts. However, the reality is that national health authorities in may countries are actively seeking to reduce saturated fat levels in the national diet through legislation and general health education/advice, but is this at the price of enjoyment of our food without achieving any real health benefit?
The evening will be in the form of debate, with the motion being 'This house believes in the redemption of the fats in the British Breakfast!'
Supporting the motion will be Dr Malcolm Kendrick, who is a GP and lives in Macclesfield. He has long been a critic of the diet-heart/cholestrol hypothesis of heart disease. He is the author of 'The Great Cholestrol Con', and is a member of The Internation Network of Cholestrol Skeptics (www.thincs.org).
Speaking against the motion will be Professor Bruce Griffin, a biomedical scientist at the Faculty of Health & Medical Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease.
Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Dr Kevin Smith of Fat Science Consulting Ltd. Kevin is the current chair of the SCI Lipids Committee and has formerly worked in senior positions at the Unilever Colworth laboratories.
After each presentation, there will be a short time for questions. The evening will be concluded with an audience vote! Your opportunity to let us know if you think bacon and egg really is dangerous to your health.
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