50 Years of Fats

For more than 50 years the American Heart Association has issued and updated science-based statements about controlling risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

This white paper highlights the evolution of the recommendations for dietary fat intake over that time, showing the organization’s devotion to scientific evidence and its consistency over the years. This history is important because the issue of dietary fat intake – and why it should or should not be reconsidered – is an area of keen interest among consumers, health professionals and the media.