How to Lie about Saturated Fat

Creating confusion and false controversy is how many industries, ideologues and propagandists use science to tell lies. It’s not the science that is incorrect, it’s the way the scientific findings are analyzed. One of my favorite books is How to Lie with Statistics, written in 1954 by Darrell Huff. It explains in very simple ways how statistics can be presented to mislead. Michael Greger, MD, explains how the meat and dairy industry have done this to refute the overwhelming evidence that increasing saturated fat in the diet increases cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Here is the article.

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