Burying the Snackwell Myth

This article written by Michael F. Jacobson of the ‘Center for Science in the Public Interest’ looks at the “Snackwell effect” which posits that back in the 1980s and 1990s, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and many well-meaning nutrition experts told everyone to eat less fat and the American public responded by replacing fat with more refined carbohydrates, especially sugar. Undeniably the results were disastrous but Jacobson argues that this story is wrong on the facts and is a damaging distraction that obscures the real causes (and solutions) for  diet-related, preventable disease.

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