Fat is fine: Reversing a decades-long crusade against dietary fat

It’s a difficult fact to swallow — Americans are heavier than ever. For a number of decades, we’ve been told that dietary fat was unhealthy and eating fat would make us gain weight. Fat equals fat, right? Our guest this week explains that the equation is not that simple. The tide is turning on fat.

Dr. Mark Hyman is a physician, a nine-time New York Times bestselling author, and director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. His latest book is “Eat Fat, Get Thin,” and that’s what he believes — we can add fats back into our diet (keeping in mind that not all fats are created equal) and stay healthy.

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