Avoiding Fat has apparently made America fatter

Americans were advised to limit the intake of food containing fat sources during the Studies conducted by USDA back in 1977. This resulted in the large popularity of low-fat food items and apparently, these food items have been causing a major problem for the nation.

The percentage of Americans who became obese has increased after the low-fat campaign.

“The 40-year-old campaign to create low- and nonfat versions of traditional foods has been a failure: We’ve gotten fat on low-fat products. Why? Because removing the fat from the foods doesn’t necessarily make them nonfattening. Carbohydrates can also make you fat, and many low- and nonfat foods boost the sugars to make up for the loss of flavor,” One of the food researchers noted.