Researcher criticizes dietary guidelines that encourage more carbs, less saturated fat

03/10/2014 | FoodNavigator

The push for low-fat diets that replace saturated fats with carbohydrates and omega-6 fatty acids is "severely challenged," writes James DiNicolantonio, a cardiovascular scientist. Guidelines that call for reduced consumption of saturated fat are based on the "flawed premise" that it increases cholesterol levels, DiNicolantonio said. He also links increased consumption of refined carbohydrates to the epidemic of obesity and type-2 diabetes.

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