Health: The Real Story About Low Fat

You may have noticed the big headlines last week suggesting that low-fat diets--long recommended as the path to better health--don't do any good. Before you rush off to order a cheeseburger with an ice-cream chaser, however, you should take a closer look at the studies on which those headlines were based. You'll probably end up concluding, as I did, that paying attention to how much and what kind of fat you consume is pretty important after all.  First, some background. There were three studies, all published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and all part of a much larger...

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