I thought this looked very suspicious. Here's a comment on the article on the link provided: joel kahn
July 4, 2020
The Skeptical Cardiologist overlooked the fact that at least 9/12 authors on the JACC review declared dairy and beef funding. Also he ignored the Cochrane Library review a few weeks earlier that found a 21% reduction in CVD by reducing saturated fat. All the links can be found here. https://thebeet.com/the-big-fat-war-is-over-saturated-fat-causes-heart-disease-says-dr-joel-kahn/
Obviously, not all saturated fat is created equal. Fatty fish is good for you. It is probably true that fat other than triglycerides has been overrated as a problem, and that cholesterol itself has no consensus connection to heart disease. It's probably other things involved than a blanket thing. Notice he doesn't talk about obesity or any other disease states. I'm also wondering about the source, as another comment mentioned that bacteria, viruses, and prions don't cause disease. Uh, really? Now, he might be referring to the belief that a healthy immune system is more important, and it is, but nobody has one of those all of the time. You really do have to look at who pays for studies. Most of the anti-soy stuff originated with the beef industry. But a big problem is assuming that heart disease of the kind described is the only health problem you might get by eating meat and dairy. Anything that causes inflammation can increase risk of almost everything. including heart disease, and no adult mammal uses dairy beyond weaning except recent human history. It is commonly known to cause all kinds of problems, and these problems weaken us, and if we're weaker overall we're also more prone to heart problems. Added meat eating due to affluence in China is the main suspect in their declining health, including increased obesity and heart problems. The author of this article did what he tells us not to do, which is to overgeneralize, which he does when he assumes LDL particle size is the only consideration in how we get heart disease from saturated fat. It's more complicated. Everything is more complicated. I wouldn't avoid meat or dairy altogether, but I wouldn't go out and believe it's fine to eat a lot of it. All studies of actual humans done over a long time period show that eating less meat and only eating dairy, if you must, in a cultured or fermented form will result in less obesity and longer, healthier lives. So there's that. But again, if you want a good short rib, like I had for the Fourth of July, go for it. Just don't do it a lot and expect no consequences. Peace.