The Truth About Fat

There is hardly a more maligned nutrient in the modern diet than fat. It has gotten a bad rap since the 1960s when it was unfortunately blamed for causing heart disease, a finding that has been scientifically proven incorrect in many studies since (more on this another day). But by and large, misconceptions about fat still exist. Fat free and low fat products are still being sold in stores (which means people are still buying them) and many people are still advised by their doctors to follow a low fat diet.

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