Letters, Jan. 29, 1996

FAT-FREE FAT?

"Corporate food giants seem determined to turn what used to be the temples of our bodies into way stations for chemical residue." DAVE CAMPBELL Portland, Oregon

THE SYNTHETIC OIL CALLED OLESTRA may be the Holy Grail of fat substitutes [HEALTH, Jan. 8], but to suggest that its introduction will have an impact on the health of Americans is naive. It is not the fat in the food we eat that is necessarily the cause of our maladies; it is our life-style and our attitude toward food and eating. The answer is not to take the fat out of the...

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