The findings were presented April 14 2011 at the 2011 Experimental Biology meeting in Washington DC.
Quoting after "Fatty splurge may reduce heart risk" article publishd yesterday in the Irish "Indo".
The surprising findings show that a short saturated fat "splurge" can actually reduce damage to the heart. Scientists who conducted the research in mice are still trying to explain the effect. But they believe it could have important implications for human health, possibly leading to a way to "pre-treat" people at high risk of heart attacks. Previous studies have found that certain patients with high cholesterol levels are more likely survive heart attacks than those with lower levels. Yet the idea that fatty food can reduce injury from heart attacks is completely at odds with general thinking about diet and heart health.
"at odds", yeah right...