Sunday, August 23, 2015

An Upcoming Meta-Analysis on Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat and Coronary Heart Disease

I recently finished writing a meta-analysis on saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and coronary heart disease.  It’s now ready for feedback before I revise it and submit it to a journal.  If you would like to read it and provide feedback please send me an email at and I’ll send it to you.  However, to avoid the possibility of plagiarism I will only send it to people I know well.

The meta-analysis includes some of the content I’ve posted on the blog in the last several months and is basically that many of the SFA vs. PUFA trials were confounded by differences between the groups not related to SFA or PUFA, and that the results after exclusion of those trials suggests no benefit (or harm) from replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat, as well as discussing some related issues.

If you would like to provide feedback please do so by the 6th of September (2 weeks from now) as it would ideally be published in time for my presentation at the AHSNZ symposium in Queenstown on October 23rd-25th (which will give me a little over 6 weeks).

I’m also open to suggestions for a good/appropriate journal to publish in.  I’ve begun to have a look around and most journals have a word limit quite a bit lower than 10,000 words, not to mention reference and table/figure limits.

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