I wanted to share this article in the New York Times as it cleverly sums up the current situation around fats. We thought they were bad, now it seems they may not be as bad. Amongst all this confusion this article clearly spells out how published studies are systematically different from results of unpublished studies, with research showing studies with significant results more likely to be published. The article also goes on to state that the state of nutrition research in general is flawed. This is a real issue in today's times where we need clear research to help us give clear advice and recommendations on daily diets. We cannot afford nor sustain the level of health issues that come with infective guidance and competing evidence.
Supporters of a diet low in saturated fat have called the new study an “interesting historical footnote that has no relevance to current dietary recommendations.” Others have said that if this research had been published when the study was over, “it might have changed the trajectory of diet-heart research and recommendations.”