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Correcting Misconceptions About Fat

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A dietitian explores the latest research and clears up some common myths about fat.

For years, fat was demonized as dietary “Public Enemy Number One.” Despite the essential roles it plays in the body, including temperature regulation, hormone production and protection of organs, we were told it was also responsible for weight gain and other health woes. As a result, people stocked their kitchens with low-fat items.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 6

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