"An Important Tipping Point In The Mainstream Understanding Of Fat And Nutrition Is Underway ..."
"The Big Fat Debate ... Fat-Free and Low-Fat Diets Questioned"
by Kristin Wartman
Date: 3/7/2011 2:40:11 AM ( 10 y ) ... viewed 1912 times
"Back in 2002, Gary Taubes wrote about it in the New York Times magazine, laying out a fine deconstruction of the low-fat premise presented to the American people. He pointed out that the science behind this recommendation was never proven and was actually based on 'a leap of faith'.
In 2001, Dr. Hu, writing in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, noted, 'It is now increasingly recognized that the low-fat campaign has been based on little scientific evidence and may have caused unintended health problems.' Or, as Michael Pollan pithily puts it in his In Defense of Food, 'The amount of saturated fat in the diet may have little if any bearing on the risk of heart disease, and the evidence that increasing polyunsaturated fats in the diet will reduce risk is slim to nil.'..."
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