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Dairy Fat and Heart Disease

This topic provided the inspiration for The Skeptical Cardiologist. As such, I’ve researched it a lot and write regularly on the fact that there is no evidence that full fat dairy increases your risk of heart or vascular disease.

I’m particularly amazed that Americans believe that low or non fat yogurt crammed full of sugar is a healthy food choice.


Read about the Low Fat Yogurt Scam

Yoplait versus Snickers-Snickers candy bar may be healthier than low fat yogurt crammed with added sugar.

Dairy Fat Is Associated with Being Thinner and Less Diabetes

Dairy Fat Makes You Thinner

The Skim Milk Scam

Dairy Fat Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Heart Disease

More Evidence That Diary Fat is associated with a lower risk of heart disease

What happens to cholesterol levels when you switch to low or non fat dairy?

Dietary Guidelines 2015: Why Lift Fat and cholesterol limits but still promote low fat dairy?


I have written in defense of real cheese.

Some points to consider in why dairy and cheese in particular are healthy:

Organic, Grass-Fed Dairy

Finally, if you have the option and the money to buy it, I recommend consuming dairy from pasture-raised and grass-fed cows. The descriptor organic now implies this.

Superiority of Grass-fed, organic milk


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