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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:804
  1. Rhona MacDonald (
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    So, it's official: low fat diets don't do much to improve cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (p 757). This conclusion is both surprising and counterintuitive and no doubt will send health promoters into a spin.

    In general we in the West are obsessed with fat and with low fat diets. But in true form we still want to have our cake and eat it—so …

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