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Br J Sports Med. 2018 Aug 31. pii: bjsports-2018-099799. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099799. [Epub ahead of print]

Implausible discussions in saturated fat 'research'; definitive solutions won't come from another million editorials (or a million views of one).

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Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Coventry University, Coventry, UK.
Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, Kings College London, London, UK.
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK.


cholesterol; evidence based; fat; heart disease; meta-analysis

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Competing interests: DN is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) steering committee to support the new Physical Activity and Lifestyle clinical priority. He has received funding for research from the NHS National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) and the RCGP for independent research projects related to physical activity and dietary interventions. DM is a company director of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and has received research funding from Nestec, Barry Callebaut and Diet Chef along with honorariums from ISA. NG has received funding from Diabetes UK, the National Obesity Forum/Weight Watchers (joint grant), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the American Overseas Dietetic Association for independent research projects. She has done consultancy work for Fixing Dad (low-carb app for management of type 2 diabetes) and is currently funded by Oviva on an effectiveness evaluation of a digital programme for management of type 2 diabetes. IML has received funding from Swim England to write a review of the evidence for the physiological effects of swimming.

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