Nina Teicholz wrote the book on how we got to the unfortunate “low fat is best” dietary recommendations that we were given over 30 years ago.
The Big Fat Surprise, published this year is loaded with surprising and enlightening information and it is fun to read.
If you’d like a taste of her work, check out her recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
Here’s a quote….
“The most current and rigorous science on saturated fat is moving in the opposite direction from the USDA committee. A landmark meta-analysis of all the available evidence, conducted this year by scientists at Cambridge and Harvard, among others, and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concluded that saturated fats could not, after all, be said to cause heart disease.”
“While saturated fats moderately raise “bad” LDL-cholesterol, this does not apparently lead to adverse health outcomes such as heart attacks and death.”
“Another meta-analysis, published in the respected American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010, came to the same conclusion. The USDA committee has ignored these findings.”