Useful links

AIMM - Association of Integrative Medicine Malaysia, the first association focusing on integrative medicine in Malaysia, truly focusing on what is best for the patient.

AIMM's Facebook page - Please visit, like and follow. Updates and news will be continuously displayed on this site.

IC PLT's website - Integrative Conferences website - You will find all useful information on historical and upcoming events on this site.

IC PLT's Facebook page - Integrative Conferences will present the previous and upcoming events here. Please visit, like and follow.

Fat: The New Health Paradigm - a fantastic overview over health and financial implications of saturated fats. Thanks Credit Suisse!

A Metabolic Paradigm Shift, or Why Fat Is the Preferred Fuel for Human Metabolism - a nice overview, and a strong stand point from the author, on the benefits of fat.

Benefits of saturated fats, looking at coconut oil as an example - Coconut oil and Palm Kernel Oil has very similar fatty acid compositions. This overview will give you insight on the benefits of the different acids.

The Importance of Saturated Fats for Biological Functions - Saturated fats are not only very tasty, they are also very important for a lot of different functions in our bodies. Read and learn how these fats are used by the body.

The Case for Nutritional Ketosis - a nice video from a fantastic webpage - - on the basics and science of nutritional ketosis.

Washington Post on fats and cholesterol. - A short introduction on why the public dietary advices seems to differ from what is actually healthy for you.

Saturated fats do not cause heart diseases - a good overview of the latest studies looking at the (non-existing) links between saturated fats and heart diseases.

The PURE study and heart diseases - a nice presentation by Dr. Salim Yusuf of the PURE study, showing the weak (non-existing?) links between saturated fats and heart diseases. Some comments from the blogger to make things clearer also.

Nina Teicholz Nina Teicholz - 'Vegetable Oils: The Unknown Story'

Dr Paul Mason Dr. Paul Mason - Why eating saturated fat won't kill you, but vegetable oil might.

The Soft Science of Dietary Fat
Gary Taubes
Science  30 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5513, pp. 2536-2545
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5513.2536

Fat in the diet and mortality from heart disease; a methodologic note
PMID: 13441073
Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You  – January 26, 2009
by Uffe Ravnskov

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Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor in overweight adolescents
Stephen B Sondike 1, Nancy Copperman, Marc S Jacobson
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PMID: 12640371
DOI: 10.1067/mpd.2003.4

Comparison of isocaloric very low carbohydrate/high saturated fat and high carbohydrate/low saturated fat diets on body composition and cardiovascular risk
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PMID: 16403234

PMCID: PMC1368980

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Dietary fat and cancer trends--A further critique
JC Bailar III - … proceedings-Federation of American Societies for …, 1979 -

Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Colorectal CancerThe Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial
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Foodservice Research International
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Denham Harman
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2003 Nov;78(11):1331-6.
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Am J Clin Nutr
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Raymond Reiser
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Am J Clin Nutr
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Saturated fat, carbohydrate, and cardiovascular disease
Patty W Siri-Tarino 1, Qi Sun, Frank B Hu, Ronald M Krauss
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The Soft Science of Dietary Fat
Gary Taubes
Science  30 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5513, pp. 2536-2545
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5513.2536

J Am Diet Assoc
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