We can sometimes forget why, exactly, we work so hard to protect our health. Because despite the fact that we’ve created this wonderful, inspiring community of healers, chefs, and yogis, the world is still facing some major health challenges. Heart disease is still the leading cause of mortality for both men and women—responsible for one in four deaths in the United States.
Many of us know how to live clean; we understand the dangers of too much sugar, red meat, and a lack of exercise. But what about everyone else? So many people are still falling victim to a medical system and food culture that don’t give them the tools they need to regain their health—or prevent disease in the first place. Luckily, a lot of scientists and researchers are working to change this. A new paper, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, argues that we need to rethink the role of dietary fat in cardiovascular disease and hopes to change our medical system’s approach altogether.