When I read in his 2010 version of the book that palmitate will cause atherosclerosis because it raises your "cholesterol", but you might not die as long as you do everything else right, I could not believe it. Every time Dr. Cordain has been identified as a lipophobe in the nutrition blogosphere, someone comes to his defense and says, "Oh, haven't you heard? He has reversed himself on the saturated fat issue."
Now it's not all saturated fats, just the palmitic acid that will kill you. You know, the palmitic acid your blood is coursing with during fasting or while you sleep. The storage fat.
That is not a reversal, just another ad hoc refinement of an ad-hoc hypothesis. The Bismarck will not sink, no matter how many torpedoes she takes. She must be foundered on a reef and just looks to be floating.
As far as I can tell, Dr. Cordain is still as saturophobic as any ACC member. Too bad.