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Re: What is "low fat"

I'd like to differ with a statement made in a posting yesterday:
> As long as it's not more than 30% you should be okay for 
> "low fat".

Dean Ornish, M.D. has researched diet and heart disease for well 
over 15 years and has found that persons trying to reverse heart 
disease should not consume more than 10% of their calories 
from fat. 

For people who have no risk factors or disease, a prevention
diet should be not more than 20% calories from fat. 

In many studies where fat was reduced to only 30%, no significant 
reduction in heart disease was found. 

The definition of "low fat" depends on one's goals, but the rules 
this Fat Free list say that anything over 15% is not acceptable for
posting here. 

Neal Pinckney <> Healing Heart Foundation <> Makaha, Hawaii