Good discussion. Kudos to everyone.
Dr. Ayers writes: “Saturated fats appear to be problematical primarily if chronic inflammation is established. Saturated fats are healthy in the absence of inflammation.”
This is why many of the studies on the health effects of saturated fats are flawed. They analyze the impact on coronary health, etc… of a typical diet(containing copious grains and other refined carbohydrates) versus a typical diet PLUS saturated fats.