Fat is not bad, just too much or to little of anything is. Problem is what is the ‘norm’ gets dictated by fashion, trendy ‘health’ articles which seem to be the guidelines by which for example Michelle Obama’s food program has been assembled. ‘Facts? I need no stinkin facts!’
How’s this for the headline of a recent front page article in the Washington Post: “A thinning case that fat causes heart ills”? And, this is followed-up the very next day with “Congress questions the science behind dietary guidelines.” It seems to me that the government is finally beginning to walk back the disastrous low-fat dietary recommendations, that originated officially with the McGovern Committee (1977), but also bear the handiwork of physiologist/nutritionist Ancel Keys and rabid anti-fat nutritionist D. Mark Hegsted.
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