FAT CHANCE

Dieters aiming to lower their total fat intake may be missing the mark, according to a $415 million, eight-year study of almost 50,000 middle-aged women. According to results published earlier this month, low-fat diets don't reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancers. Sensing easy punchlines, dozens of news reports exhorted readers to put down the salad fork and pick up a cheeseburger: It's official,

Dieters aiming to lower their total fat intake may be missing the mark, according to a $415 million, eight-year study of almost 50,000 middle-aged women. According to results published earlier this month, low-fat diets don't reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancers. Sensing easy punchlines, dozens of news reports exhorted readers to put down the salad fork and pick up a cheeseburger: It's official, fat no longer matters.

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