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For many decades, health officials encouraged Americans to reduce their fat intake, which led many people to consume low-fat, high-sugar foods that some experts now blame for fueling the obesity crisis. The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease, and promote saturated fat as the…

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Calling the Food and Drug Administration’s bluff seems to be working in a small snack company’s favor. Upon receiving a warning letter (very serious shots fired from a federal agency with the power to shut food and pharmaceutical manufacturers down) sternly requesting removal of a “healthy” label from snack bars containing higher levels of saturated…

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The Omish diet is a very strict diet that focuses on removing saturated fats and cholesterol from your diet while consuming mostly whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables with minimum meat intake. Saturated fats are pegged “saturated” because they stay solid at room temperature and derive from animal products. Common examples are lard, butter, meat fat, solid…

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