In an article, “Critics Doubt Benefit of Low-Fat Diet.” One critical cardiologist pointed out that the 30% fat Step 1 AHA diet, recommended by the NCEP for all Americans, had no effect on cholesterol levels or heart disease rates. Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, concurred, noting that public health officials had been “very dogmatic” about the diet’s efficacy and applicability. He explained that because the scientific community had recommended the diet, people assumed there was proof that the diet worked, even though there was none. One researcher confessed, “The evidence isn’t as good as we’d like it to be.” But the overall strategy, to get Americans to eat less fat, was “generally thought to be a laudatory goal.
Isn’t it funny, during the past 50 years that they have been pushing the low fat diet the obesity rates have skyrocketed?
Stay tuned folks, over the next few posts I will continue share some facts about what I’m learning while doing my research on why diets fail. I have a special announcement coming real soon that you don’t want to miss, just putting some final touches on it now.
Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI
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