Low-fat Diets Not the Answer to Obesity Epidemic, says U Researcher

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A University of Minnesota nutritional epidemiologist is among those taking issue with a New York Times op-ed claiming diets that are high in protein and fat are to blame for the rise in overweight Americans over the past several decades. Dean Ornish, the author of the essay, advocates for a very low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. However, some experts don't think the science supports his argument. In a Scientific American article, Lyn Steffen, a nutritional epidemiologist at the School of Public Health is quoted as saying, “I believe the low-fat message promoted the obesity epidemic.” Read the entire article here