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DIET DOC: Fat: The Misunderstood Macronutrient


DIET DOC: Fat: The Misunderstood Macronutrient
Evansville Courier & Press

And we wonder why everyone is confused about diet and nutrition. The aforementioned is a health charity that calls for a return to whole foods, including high-fat sources like whole milk. Their position includes a claim that low-fat dieting creates âdisastrous health consequences.â Is there any evidence? The science community, including professor Newton, says no.The first large-scale attempt to show that high-fat diets cause heart disease began more than 50 years ago with the Minnesota Coronary Experiment. High-fat diet supporters latched onto criticism of the study this year. Headlines across the world now scream, "weâve been lied to!" They claim the study lasted only one year and didnât show any differences in cardiovascular incidents.If researchers did attribute a difference in heart attacks during the one-year study phase based on acute changes in diet, I think weâd have a problem.

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