Debunking the PC Rhetoric from the Merchants of Fat
Mary G. Enig
2123rd Meeting Abstract
Friday, November 17, 2000 at 8:15 p.m.
High fat or low fat ? Yes to fat or no to fat? Learn why these are the wrong
questions to be asking. Even though the politically correct approach to fat in
our diets for several decades has been to keep the fat intake as low as is
possible, the science does not support such recommendations, and most people do
not fare well with such recommendations. When they go onto low fat diets, they
tend to overeat and then they become fat. How is it possible that something we
intuitively "know" to be "correct" is not correct? How is it possible that the
major government and private organizations concerned with dietary
recommendations are giving out the wrong information? Learn why and how nearly
half a century of misinformation on fats and oils, which has resulted from
corporate and scientific greed, has led to ill health and ill shape of our
About the Author:
Mary G. Enig, holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the
University of Maryland, College Park and was a Faculty Research Associate in
the Lipids Research Group, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University
of Maryland. She is the Director of the Nutritional Sciences Division, Enig
Associates, Inc.; President of the Maryland Nutritionists Association; and a
Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She is an expert in fats and oils
analysis and metabolism, food chemistry and composition, and nutrition and
dietetics, and a consulting nutritionist/biochemist of international renown.
Enig has authored numerous journal publications, mainly on fats and oils
research and nutrient/drug interactions, has written "Know Your Fats"
(published May 2000 by Bethesda Press, Silver Spring, MD) for consumers and
clinicians on fats and oils, has appeared on national radio programs,
international and cable television programs, and is a popular invited lecturer
for medical and allied health groups in the U.S.
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