Dairy Myth 5: Myth: Consuming dairy foods can increase the risk of heart disease.
Fact: A diet high in saturated fat regardless of the source will likely cause heart disease and not dairy foods. Recently, it was reported that the evidence linking saturated fat intake to heart disease is lacking (Siri-Tarino, P., Sun, Q., Hu, F.B., Kraus, R.M. 2010. Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 91: 535-546).