October 2002 Issue

Are LowFat Diets Really A Big Fat Lie? Are Carbs Guilty? EN Weighs In

Nutritionists are often accused of changing course midstream, offering a piece of advice one day, then seemingly opposite advice the next. But the latest brouhaha over fat hasnít occurred because of new research. It stems from a July 7 article in the The New York Times Magazine by science writer Gary Taubes entitled, "What If Itís All Been A Big Fat Lie?" The authorís premise was that the recommendation to eat a diet low in fatólong lauded by government and

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