Over at Pejung’s blog there is a great list of common nutrition fallacies.
Word of Warning: Truth is a function of time – and no more so than in the world of nutrition science. Nevertheless, this is a great list which accurately reflects where truth stands today…
Myth: Heart disease in America is caused by consumption of cholesterol and saturated fat from animal products.
Truth: During the period of rapid increase in heart disease (1920-1960), American consumption of animal fats declined but consumption of hydrogenated and industrially processed vegetable fats increased dramatically.
Myth: Saturated fat clogs arteries.
Truth: The fatty acids found in artery clogs are mostly unsaturated (74%) of which 41% are polyunsaturated.