Allan R. Handysides and Peter N. Landless

Peter N. Landless, a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department. Allan R. Handysides, a board-certified gynecologist, is a former director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department.

The “Skinny” on Fats

Are they healthful or not?

I am confused at the moment. In your health columns over the years, and in much of the health literature, it’s been emphasized that saturated fats are unhealthy. We’re now seeing reports that state this isn’t the case. Could you please shed some light on the debate?

This is indeed an important topic. There has even been a recent cover article in Time magazine encouraging people to “eat butter”!* The debate regarding fats and cardiovascular disease, especially coronary artery disease, has raged for many decades, with protagonists on either side of the argument vehemently promoting their ideas. We remember these arguments from …

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