• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Are saturated fats OK to eat?

February 1, 2017

steak, meat, brats and vegetables cooking over a barbecue grillSaturated fat long has been considered a no-no in a heart-healthy diet. The American Heart Association recommends limiting saturated fat, because it can raise bad cholesterol in your blood, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. But a recent study shows saturated fat may not be bad for you after all. For some people, this new information may make eating a healthy diet more confusing than ever.

In this May Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky about the facts on saturated fat.

Watch: the Mayo Clinic Minute

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