"A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat."
I have always thought that this was an interesting study. In the past, most researchers grouped saturated fats in with trans fats. Also most people eat saturated fats with carbs, such as a hamburger on buns or in baked goods, like pizza, bread and donuts. Compared with mono or unsaturated fats, often eaten with vegetables, it's not a fair comparison. It's definately something that needs further research.
I agree completely. One thing that I find very annoying is that, if it's not conventional wisdom then it NEEDS evidence, as if the other side is correct by default, that has to be a fallacy of some kind.... Even though, all the other studies that state saturated fat does lead to CVD are inclunclusive too but the word, "May," seems to have different meanings for people.