More recently it has been uncovered that the original research condemning fat as the root of all evil was actually bought and paid for by the sugar industry. Fat had been a staple of the human diet since our species first added hunter to the hunter gatherer description thousands of years ago. However, with some fake research and a convincing anti fat campaign they managed to sway public opinion.
The American diet shifted dramatically during the early 80's. Low-fat high carb (sugar) diets were all the rage. The resultant spike in diabetes, heart disease, and obesity was pinned on fat because after all, the research told us fat was bad.
Today we know sugar is actually the single most destructive ingredient in our food today. But even it isn't all bad. We need sugar also, just not in the high concentrations and altered forms we find it in so many of today's food products.
Arm yourself with knowledge, and fight for your health and the health of your family. The government has been and continues to be swayed by big food dollars so its on us to re educate the country on what health truly is.