According to the USDA, Low fat diet--as the name implies--is a diet that constitutes of little fat, especially saturated fat and cholesterol(which can lead to increased blood cholesterol levels and heart disease when existing in high levelsTemplate:Fix/category). It is imperative to know that some dietary fat is needed for good health though: fats supply energy and essential fatty acids, in addition to further enhancing the absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. However, such statements can also be a matter of controversy, since other reputable sources claim that low-fat diet: 1)"did not protect women against heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer or colon cancer"; 2)"didn’t reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer or invasive breast cancer; 3)"Does Not Cut Health Risks".
- USDA, Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, Retrieved on July 2007
- The Washington Post,Low-Fat Diet's Benefits Rejected, Retrieved on July 2007
- Fox News,Low-Fat Diet Myth Busted,Retrieved on July 2007
- The New York Times,Low-Fat Diet Does Not Cut Health Risks, Study Finds, Retrieved on July 2007