Low fat diets
were promoted by healthcare professionals and became public policy in the 1980s and 1990s.
The WIll indicated that a low fat diet
(which many had hoped would be a safe and effective way to reduce the risk of breast cancer) failed to show a significant protective effect.
The low fat diet
produced no adverse effects on the children's height, sexual maturation, or body mass index.
Whitfield-Brown and her colleagues also highlighted some benefits of following a low fat diet
In addition, during the low fat diet
, the runners' levels of essential fatty acids and some nutrients (especially zinc) were too low.
Our data suggests that low fat diets
put populations at increased risk for cardiovascular disease,' lead researcher Dr.
PARENTS should not restrict their children to low fat diets
despite fears about obesity.
What the scientific literature does tell us is that low fat diets
for children, or diets in which vegetable oils have been substituted for animal fats, result in failure to thrive--failure to grow tall and strong--as well as learning disabilities, susceptibility to infection and behavioral problems.