Clearing up the confusion over fat

I know. I am obsessed with the Harvard School of Public Health.

In this podcast, they attempt to clear up the confusion over fat:

www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/podcast-diet-fat/

Here’s the gist of it. In the past seven or eight years, there has been some sensational news reported in the popular press about supposed breakthroughs in nutrition. Things like butter is back and red meat is good for you, again. Much of the research that was originally reported in the press has been widely criticized by established researchers who are not working for industry. The original stories have been largely disproven by more rigorous follow up research and meta-analyses. Unfortunately, those follow ups are not nearly as sexy as the original story.  So, most people never got the memo… including myself until now.