Go ahead. Eat what you want.

It seems we really don’t know very much about nutrition. For one thing, it appears that limiting the fat in one’s diet doesn’t really have many benefits. It doesn’t appear to prevent breast cancer, colon cancer, or heart disease. In addition, trying to make school food more nutritious doesn’t appear to reduce their levels of obesity.

The good news is that you can probably eat what you want. Unfortunately, I can’t say whether that decision will have long term consequences or not.

This post refers to:

Kolata, Gina. Low-Fat Diet Does Not Cut Health Risks, Study Finds. New York Times. February 8, 2006.

Kolata, Gina. Thinning the Milk Does Not Mean Thinning the Child. New York Times. February 12, 2006.

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