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Where Dietary-Fat Guidelines Went Wrong

Looks like I’m going to cut down on the carbs, increase fruits/vegetables

TIME

A little fat may not be harmful, while too much of it can be unhealthy, and even fatal. But in the latest review of studies that investigated the link between dietary fat and causes of death, researchers say the guidelines got it all wrong. In fact, recommendations to reduce the amount of fat we eat every day should never have been made.

Reporting in the journalOpenHeart, Zoe Harcombe, a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at University of the West of Scotland, and her colleagues say that the data decisionmakers had in 1977, when the first U.S. guidelines on dietary fat were made, did not provide any support for the idea that eating less fat would translate to fewer cases of heart disease, or that it would save lives.

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“The bottom line is that there wasn’t evidence for those guidelines to be introduced,” she says. “One of the…

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February 13, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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