Dairy products such as cheese, milk, and eggs are widely believed to be generally bad for health because they contain high levels of saturated fats. So, many people, and probably many of your patients, opt for a low-fat or non-fat dietary options to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, is that totally true? Or just a plain ole' myth? And could dairy products actually be beneficial for cardiovascular health?
Scroll through the above slideshow to see which of the 10 statements about dairy products are facts or myths.
Slide 1: Renaud S, de Lorgeril M. Wine, alcohol, platelets, and the French paradox for coronary heart disease. Lancet. 1992;339:1523–1526.
Slide 4: Dehghan M, Mente A, Zhang X, et al. Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): A prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2017;390:2050–2062.
All remaining slides: Lordan R, Tsoupras A, Mitra B, Zabetakis, I. Dairy Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: Do We Really Need to be Concerned? Foods. 2018;7:29.