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Food pyramid now deemed to promote unhealthy diets

The USDA’s original food pyramid designed in 1992 is now considered an inadequate guide for healthy eating. Research shows that not all fats are bad. Fat intake is essential for the body but it needs to be in the form of polyunsaturated fat rather than saturated fats. Also, the original pyramid advocates that a large portion of the diet should include carbohydrates. Evidence is mounting that a high carbohydrate diet does not make a healthy diet. The USDA is in the process of designing a new food pyramid to help people make the right food choices.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Scientific American

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About: Food pyramid now deemed to promote unhealthy diets

Date: 25 October 2004

Source: Scientific American

Author: Walter Willet, Meir Stampfer

URL: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0007C5B6-7152-1DF6-9733809EC588EEDF&chanID=sa008

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