Cheers Bogof, the holiday seems months ago now...Nice with lots of side trips to Monte Carlo, Antibes, Menton etc.
Back to fat...saw an interesting bit in
"Eat Fat, Lose Fat" by Dr Mary Enig and Sally Fallon. page 27, which did a study on people who had already had a Heart Attack
Should You Avoid Animal Fat If You've Had a Heart Attack?....
In a study published in the British Medical Joural, 1965, researchers divided patients who had already had a heart attack into three groups. One group received polyunsaturated corn oil, one got monounsaturated olive oil, and the thid was given saturated animal fats.
After two years, the corn oil group had 30 percent lower cholesterol-but only 52 percent remained alive. The olive oil group fared little better : only 57 percent were alive. But among the group who ate mostly animal fat, 75 percent were alive
I still cook with lard, goose fat, butter, olive oil. However, I still buy vegetable oil for my deep-fryer, compromising by blotting the fish, chips etc with kitchen paper and never cutting up more than one large potato up for my own chips. I think in everyday terms, one of the biggest causes of obesity is the temptation to buy the large size of fries in McD, or KFC, because the pricing structure makes the medium and small size portions, look poor value for money!!!
All the best Ken