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6.1. Optimal fat content




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This article is from the Fat-free Diet FAQ, by artemis@rahul.net (Michelle Dick) with numerous contributions by others.

6.1. Optimal fat content

There is no ideal level of dietary fat that applies to everyone.
Current US recommendations are to eat no more than 30%CFF. Some
health professionals recommend 25, 20, 15, or 10%CFF or less.
Nathan Pritikin, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. John McDougall are three
proponents of diets with less than 10%CFF. The primary focus of
this group (as stipulated in the creation message) is vlf diets in
the 10%CFF range. While diets this low in fat are not optimal for
everyone, this newsgroup is geared to those who have determined
that such diets are optimal for themselves.

 

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