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+ - Science and the Cascade Effect of Groupthink->

Submitted by VeriTea
VeriTea writes: The New York Times has this nice writeup recounting the history of how low-fat diets became the overwhelming scientific consensus. The problem is that the science never supported the claim. Only a few scientists were willing to speak truth to people like Senator McGovern. McGovern once questioned Dr. Edward H. Ahrens Jr., a lipids researcher who spoke out against the McGovern committee report that recommended a low-fat diet. Mr. McGovern asked him at a hearing to reconcile his skepticism with a survey showing that the low-fat recommendations were endorsed by 92 percent of "the world's leading doctors."
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