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Fighting Fat

Thirty-five years after the first dietary guidelines, how much do we really know about the science behind a healthy diet?

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Fighting Fat

Produced by Scott Michels
Original Release
January 7, 2016
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Thirty-five years after the first dietary guidelines, how much do we really know about the science behind a healthy diet?

In the 1960s and 1970s, doctors pointed to two likely culprits for the country’s heart disease epidemic: dietary fat and cholesterol. Much of the country tried to avoid fat at all costs. But did the low-fat recommendation help or hurt? And why is nutrition still so controversial?

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