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Go ahead, order that cheesecake

Taboo on fat grounded more in puritanism than science, suggests recent research

Science Shocker

Faye Flam | Bloomberg 

In the latest science shocker, researchers discovered that a number of people around the world are eating food such as cheese, butter and full-fat yogurt without doing deadly harm to their bodies. This was treated as health heresy, yet this study’s findings weren’t all that out of line with previous research on moderate consumption of so-called saturated fats, found primarily in animal products. But people tend to greet any study with scepticism if it suggests a food that tastes good might not be killing us. There’s something about deprivation we seem to associate with ...

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First Published: Thu, October 05 2017. 22:38 IST