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Articles March 2011 Issue

“Low-Fat” Isn’t Always Healthier, Nutrition Experts Caution

I f you want to eat a healthier diet, cut out the fat—right? Wrong, according to experts at the American Dietetic As- sociation (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, in a panel on “The Great Fat Debate.” If you replace dietary fat, even saturated fat such as butter and whole milk, with sugar and other carbohydrates, you could actually be increas- ing your risk of heart disease.

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