After years of hearing, “lower fat, lower fat” from dieticians, a new authoratative study finds that a diet low in fat doesn’t decrease your chances of heart disease or cancer (if you’re female). I lost my weight by reducing refined sugars and flour… I never really paid attention to fat content.
Chances a low-fat diet will help? Slim and none – Health & Science – International Herald Tribune
The largest study ever to ask whether a low-fat diet reduces the risk of getting cancer or heart disease has found that the diet has no effect.
Has any of that been said to be true for males, or even premenopausal females?
Alex: It hasn’t been proven for those groups. However, considering that it was previously thought to be more important for postmenopausal women, there’s a good chance it holds for the segments you mention. It seems like now it’s begging for a few more studies.