Harvard Men's Health Watch

Fed up about dietary fat advice?

The proper role of fat in diet is not that complicated.

Atkins, South Beach, paleo, high-protein, low-carb, gluten-free—the march of the media darlings of dieting never ceases, along with the scientific controversy over which one works best. But for many health-conscious men, maintaining a lean physique isn't the only consideration when making dining decisions. What diet protects you best from heart disease and stroke?

For a long time the standard answer was a low-fat diet. But Harvard nutrition experts now emphasize eating healthy foods—not simply limiting fat—as the guiding principle.

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