Darisuh Mozaffarian is the real deal…a physician-scientist who actually understands science. This is an excellent summary article on the apparently interminable (and mostly idiotic) debate over fat in the diet. Get rid of poor quality carbs (alcohol, sugar, refined grains) and a lot of the rest of your diet problems will almost take care of themselves.
“In my mind, saturated fat is kind of neutral overall,” Mozaffarian says. “ Vegetable oils and fruits and nuts are healthier than butter, but on the other hand, low-fat turkey meat or a bagel or cornflakes or soda is worse for you than butter.”
Move over, margarine