February 2016 Issue

The Lowdown on Low-Fat Diets

Some popular books and experts recommend low-fat diets. But is there any proof they are beneficial? EN digs into the science.

Low-fat diets have been around for decades, with the hope of cutting weight, as well as disease risk. Most of the research on low-fat diets (less than 30 percent of calories from fat) has not been fruitful, though some studies indicate that very low-fat diets may be an option for heart disease treatment.

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