Why the Low-Fat Diet Failed

It turns out that some fats are healthy—and replacing fats with refined carbohydrates is not.

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: Dietary advice on fat intake […]


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