Dietary fat and obesity: evidence from epidemiology.

  title={Dietary fat and obesity: evidence from epidemiology.},
  author={Lauren Lissner and Berit Lilienthal Heitmann},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={49 2},
The epidemiological evidence that a high-fat diet promotes the development of obesity is considered suggestive but not definitive. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of various epidemiological methods that have been used to address this issue as well as an updated summary of the existing evidence. Ecological studies describing dietary fat intake and obesity at the population level provide mixed results and are likely to be biased by both confounding and unknown data quality… CONTINUE READING


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