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WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The long-held view of fat in our diets is that it causes health problems. The trend for decades now has been to eat only non-fat foods or substitutes for fat.

One registered dietitian says that’s not the case anymore and that we need fat to stay healthy and thin. Christina Meyer-Jax from the University of St. Thomas even went so far as to say that fat is “awesome.”

It seems like people work so hard to get away from it, but fat is actually an essential nutrient needed for human health. Meyer-Jax is working hard to crush that negative fat notion that started decades ago.

“There were a lot of studies done in the ’60s and ’70s that really pointed the risk of heart disease being related to fat,” she said. “And fat also has the most calories per gram.  So people…

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