Last week I talked to you about dietary cholesterol, and how the existing randomized controlled trials warned us that they wouldn’t work. Now, it appears those guidelines might be changed, decades later. Cholesterol isn’t the only recommendation that is controversial. So are the ones on fat. Prepare to get annoyed. This is Healthcare Triage.
This piece is based, in part, on a post I wrote for the Upshot. For those of you who want references, here you go:
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
- Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis
- Reduced or modified dietary fat for preventing cardiovascular disease