Saturated Fat in Red Meat is damaging-by Dr Harold Gunatillake
Written by Dr. Harold Gunatillake FRCS, MB, BS, FIACS, FICS, AM (Sing) -retired General & Cosmetic Surgeon-Health writer
More saturated fat is found in beef, pork, and lamb, than in chicken and fish. Most of the fat in chicken is in the skin, and has had a bad rap, but this is considered as healthy fat, and flavourful. According to the Harvard School of Public Health most of the fat in chicken skin is unsaturated and seems to lower bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your blood pressure.
It is also found that leaner animal products, such as chicken breast or pork loin, have less saturated fat.
A paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, researchers from Oxford University has found that chicken consumption is associated with a higher risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, and also seem to increase the chance of prostate cancer in men.