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What If Americans Ate Less Saturated Fat?

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Science  30 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5513, pp. 2538
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5513.2538

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Eat less saturated fat, live longer. For 30 years, this has stood as one cornerstone of nutritional advice given to Americans (see main text). But how much longer? Between 1987 and 1992, three independent research groups used computer models to work out the answer. All three analyses agreed, but their conclusions have been buried in the literature, rarely if ever cited.