All of us know that we need to avoid the bad fats. But nobody is quite certain yet which of the fats are bad for us. A new study of saturated fats helps to clear up the confusion.
Bad fats are those that are bad for our hearts. Nothing is more important for those of us who have diabetes, because heart disease is the most serious and common complication that we face.
The scientific community does agree that one type of fat is quite bad for our hearts. The bad guys are the trans fats that we made in large amounts in the previous century from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. In 2001 a large study that I reviewed then began to wake us up to the dangers of this artificial fat. These findings and subsequent government pressure on manufacturers and the spread of knowledge has substantially reduced the amounts of trans fats in the American diet.
But widespread belief that saturated fats are bad for us continues, based largely on cherry-picked evidence that Ancel Keys presented ...
As I write this, it's almost the night before Christmas, and along with last-minute holiday shopping and plans for family reunions and gift-giving all around, it's time for the kids to have their parents read again to them Clement C. Moore's* A Visit from St. Nicholas so the kids can meditate upon visions of sugar-plums and of flying reindeer, a sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. But there's been recent unrest about St. Nick as a role model for modern children. For example, NPR described one modern Santa's crusade against childhood obesity: "Bill Winton sits in for the real Santa at a shopping center in Edinburgh, Scotland. He says he's not wearing the pillow under his Santa Suit anymore. Winton noticed that kids on his lap were getting heavier. And he thinks fat Santas are partly to blame. He tells the BBC, if Santa is a role model, then his body shape is where it should start." And a survey of shopping-mall Santas in Scotland rev...
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