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First the fat, then it was the salt and now it’s our sugar


Last updated 4/5/2018 at Noon

First the so-called experts told us to cut back on your sugar and carbohydrates. Then they advised us to increase the amount of fat we eat. Ten years ago fat was the killer in our diet and carbohydrates the answer to preventing heart disease. That was news that was hard to swallow for Americans who made-up the consumers in our fast-food society.

Dr. Atkins (of Atkins Diet fame) was one of the first to suggest that sugar, not fat was the reason for our epidemic of obesity. A recent review of 23 studies in 2017 supported this claim with the observation that study participants on a low carboh...

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