I've seen many discussions, here and elsewhere, about trans fat and saturated fat but I have not seen a discussion about which is worse.
The Commercial Appeal, the Memphis newspaper, ran two articles today written by Mary Powers, a local reporter. Trimming the fat South waking to lean menus
explains that trans fat (Crisco, most margarine, etc.) is bad and discusses recent local and national restaurant changes regarding it.
A companion article titled Saturated fat still the No. 1 dietary villian
asserts that saturated fat (lard, bacon fat, etc.) is even worse and loosely cites authorities to justify the claim.
I knew olive oil was better for you than Crisco but I thought substituting animal fat rendered at home, while worse than oil, was still an improvement over shortening. According to the newspaper that is wrong.
Does this square with your understanding of the subject?