Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Can a High-Fat Diet Be Good for You?Download audio (MP3)
For decades, nutritionists have advocated a diet low in fat. But investigative journalist Nina Teicholz says that recommendation is based on a single, faulty study. In her book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet," Teicholz says America's obsession with diets low in fat and high in carbohydrates has actually made us fatter and less healthy. Teicholz is a former NPR reporter and has written for The New Yorker, The Economist and The New York Times.
Host: Mina Kim
- Nina Teicholz, investigative journalist and author of "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet"