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Must one eat low-fat foods to be healthy?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No such thing

The long term effect of a low fat diet is malnutrition.
Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. www.edibolic.com.

In brief: No such thing

The long term effect of a low fat diet is malnutrition.
Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. www.edibolic.com.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice

In brief: Yes but not only

Eating too much fat can be bad for you.
But low fat foods may be high in other things that are bad for you. Processed food for example can be high in sugar and salt. And you need healthy fats in your diet. Without them you could become depressed, have increased cancer risk, have trouble absorbing vitamins, even develop heart disease, cholesterol problems.

In brief: Yes but not only

Eating too much fat can be bad for you.
But low fat foods may be high in other things that are bad for you. Processed food for example can be high in sugar and salt. And you need healthy fats in your diet. Without them you could become depressed, have increased cancer risk, have trouble absorbing vitamins, even develop heart disease, cholesterol problems.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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