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Tens of thousands of grocery store items play up the fact that they are “reduced-fat”, reflecting both the US government’s advice about eating less fat, and our concerns about becoming overweight or obese. Our food-shopping habits have changed over the past fifty years, as warnings were posted by the American Heart Association, the US department of Agriculture’s Food Guides, and other agencies that became alarmed at the risk posed by fats, particularly of the ‘saturated” type, for heart disease and other medical problems.Read the rest “The big fat myth”