Will eating fat make you thin? One study says yes

Will Eating Fat Make You Thin? One Study Says Yes

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Well, a controversial new study from the Public Health Collaboration and the National Obesity Forum in the UK suggests that "eating fat does not make you fat."

The study has even better news, going so far as to say that saturated fat does not cause heart disease.

Researchers are urging people to eat foods that are both healthy and high in fat, like avocados.

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While this study is good news for those who want to eat fat and lose weight, Public Health England disagrees.

A statement from Dr. Alison Tedstone says, in part, "In the face of all the evidence, calling for people to eat more fat, cut out carbs and ignore calories is irresponsible."

Irresponsible, maybe, but yummy? Absolutely.

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