Hi thinner -- there is so much discussion on the internet now about researchers "opening up" their thought processes on obesity. Obesity is a highly complex subject, but many researchers are now saying there is no association whatsoever between saturated fat intake and heart disease or stroke. Here is a link.
The problem is many foods are combinations of carbs and saturated fat (baked goods, sweets, candy, french fries, pancakes, etc. etc.). The fat component has taken the blame, but now researchers are apparently realizing it's the starchy carb component tht causes the problems and that saturated fat is pretty benign metabolically (it still has a lot of calories).