Originally Posted by Tannhauser
The best available current evidence is that reducing the amount of animal fats is likely to reduce incidence of heart disease. It's not easy to investigate, because of the number of other variables that affect incidence of heart disease, for example:
smoking and alcohol intake
other dietary factors
So, it wouldn't be right to say animal fats are the only factor involved in CHD, but the evidence points to a small but significant role.
Of course, there are other health considerations, but it's maybe best to be specific about each health concern separately.
I have to agree with this, there's much more to any medical condition than just diet...prescribed medication and other medical factors can also be underlying causes of CHD; in addition, it's very possible for two people to eat the exact same diet and yet have completely different blood counts and medical issues arise from said diet.
Too many variables for a black and white answer to be available; moderation in all things, seems to be key.