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Letters Saturated fat is not the major issue

We need more data before rejecting the saturated fat hypothesis

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6847
  1. Peter Clifton, endocrinologist1
  1. 1University of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia
  1. peter.clifton{at}

Judging by UK newspaper headlines this week I think that Malhotra and the BMJ have done a disservice to the public debate on nutrition.1 Just because glycaemic load and soft drinks are associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes, it does not mean …

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