Fat hits the fire over 30 years of dietary advice

Dietary advice about the heart disease risk of fatty foods is not only in need of review, it should never have been introduced in the first place, argue UK and US researchers in the journal Open Heart.

They say the recommendations, which have been followed by tens of millions of people for 30 years, is not backed by evidence.

In characterising saturated fat as the "main dietary villain", public health teams did not pay enough attention to other risks - especially carbohydrates, they