Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Pass me another cream cake

Good news. It seems that low fat diets aren't much use for you after all.
The $415 million federal study involved nearly 49,000 women ages 50 to 79 who were followed for eight years. In the end, those assigned to a low-fat diet had the same rates of breast cancer, colon cancer, heart attacks and strokes as those who ate whatever they pleased, researchers are reporting today.
I know I've seen something along these lines before, but this sounds like a pretty comprehensive study.