Consider The Evidence: Med/Peds Journal Roundup

February 9, 2006

Lowfat = Low Yield for preventing CVD? WHI data

Filed under: cardiovascular, diet, JAMA, WHI — medblog @ 6:01 pm

JAMA 2/8 –  Not exactly a home run for the healthy low-fat diet. It is often taken for granted that lowering dietary is key to preventing CVD, and some suggest it may even prevent cancer. However, prospective data on the matter is scarce. This weeks JAMA presents the results of a large RCT on Low-fat diets as part of the Women’s Health Initiative – and the results are not exaclty helping me fight my McDonalds addiction.



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