Last week, Rajiv Chowdhury, an epidemiologist at Cambridge University, reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine that an exhaustive review of studies on fats in the diet had found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased the risk of heart disease.
“My take on this would be that it’s not saturated fat that we should worry about” in our diets, he told Anahad O'Connor at The New York Times.
Science writers who reported that finding were then left with the problem of how to account for decades of research and advice that seemed to say the opposite.
The conclusion seems to be that nobody is quite sure how to reconcile the old advice with the new finding. Here is the best that five reporters could come up with:
1. Let's start with O'Connor at the Times. She...