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Cochrane corner: what are the effects of reducing saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease and mortality?

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  • Collaborators George Davey Smith.

  • Contributors This editorial was planned and written by LH, NM and AA, and based on the systematic review planned, conducted and reported by LH, NM, AA and George Davey Smith.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • i Please note that de Souza's results compare high saturated fat with low saturated fat intakes, while our systematic review of RCTs assesses effects of reducing saturated fat (effectively compares low saturated fat intake with high intake), so the RRs will be inverted. It is difficult to compare these directly but confidence intervals appear to overlap for all outcomes.

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