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By Dr. Mercola
In their "News in Health" newsletter, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) got one thing right -- they note that you need a certain amount of fat in your diet to stay healthy.
They acknowledge that fats help your body absorb important vitamins, including vitamins A, D and E.
They also correctly point out that fats are especially important for infants and toddlers because they are necessary for proper growth and development.
But when it comes to what kinds of fat you should eat, they get everything completely wrong.
This is particularly shocking since they are considered one of the leading expert health institutions in the world and their mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone.
But they missed the truth big time on this issue.
They once again demonize saturated fats, including the healthy fat found in coconut oil, spreading the old canard that such fats will lead to cardiovascular disease.
Meanwhile, they promote corn- and canola oil as "healthful."