Dietary Fat Isn't At Fault

How many dieters do you know who avoid eating any kind of fat – saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated? If you're one of them, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that you're making too much out of one macronutrient. Researchers in Great Britain found that the fat content of your diet has no long-term effect on weight gain.

The Bigger Picture: This analysis of eating habits included 90,000 subjects and spanned 10 years. Over that period, the average subject gained ¼ pound per year. But it wasn't because of their fat intake. Scientists suggested that committing to a regular exercise routine and balancing your dietary intake is a much more effective approach to weight maintenance.
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