Recently, a clinical study of 5,000 women seemed to indicate that low-fat diets do not reduce the risk of heart disease or cancer. However, experts say that the study is misleading.
Very few women who participated in the study actually managed to reduce their fat intake down to 20 percent or below; in other words, the study was largely an analysis of those who did not manage to stick to a diet.
The study also made no distinctions between saturated and polyunsaturated fat, but instead looked at overall fat.
Excess weight, which is of course connected to dietary intake, is verifiably linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.