How Much Fat Should You Eat? Researchers Disagree
Researchers say U.S. and U.K. fat consumption recommendations were based on faulty studies, while some experts say the old research has its merits.By Madison Burke | February 10, 2015
For almost 30 years we've been told limiting fat intake lowers the risk of heart disease, but now some researchers are questioning some of the original studies.
The US and UK governments introduced national dietary advice on fat consumption in the '70s and '80s and recommended reducing overall fat consumption to 30 percent of a person's total energy intake and saturated fat to 10 percent to lower the risk of heart-disease.
Now, researchers say the studies behind those recommendations aren't valid because they only included men and found no solid connection between reduced fat intake and a lower risk of heart disease.