A paper published on 17 March questioned whether fats from fish or vegetable oils are healthier than those in meat or butter. The study seemed to debunk a cornerstone of many dietary guidelines. Many scientists are criticizing the paper and even calling on the authors to retract it.
Professor Jim Mann was invited to comment. Read the article in full in Science:
Scientists fix errors in controversial paper about saturated fats (Science magazine website)
- A new review of dietary fats: Putting its findings in context Public Health Expert blog, University of Otago
- Saturation point By Jennifer Bowden 3 May 2014 Subscriber only, NZ Listener website
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