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Volume 37   •   Number 3  •  March 2019

Why the Low-Fat Diet Failed

In the 1980s and 1990s, Americans were told that eating less fat would reduce risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity. Why didn’t it work? Essentially, reducing total fat led to intake of more refined carbohydrates and less healthy fats, and both of these changes had negative health impacts. Evolving Guidelines: …


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Editor-in-Chief
Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Executive Editor
Alice H. Lichentenstein, DSc
Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition; Senior Scientist and Director, Cardiovascular Nutrition Library
Managing Editor
David A. Fryxell
Editorial Advisory Board
Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD
Professor; Senior Scientist and Director
Antioxidants Research Laboratory

Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology;
Senior Scientist and Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory

Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, Professor; Director Nutrition Communication Program

Robin B. Kanarek, PhD
Professor, Nutrition and Behavior

Joel B. Mason, MD
Professor, Nutrition and Medicine,

Diane L. McKay
Assistant Professor
Director, Nutritional Epidemiology Program

Helen M. Rasmussen, PhD, RD,
Instructor; Senior Research Dietitian, Metabolic Research Unit

Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD
University Professor

Jennifer M. Sacheck, PhD,
Associate Professor

Tammy Scott, PhD,
Assistant Professor;
Scientist II, Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory
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