SO IF WE’RE SUING PEOPLE FOR PROMOTING INCORRECT SCIENCE, WHAT ABOUT THE FOLKS BEHIND THE LOW-FAT DIET PUSH? This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published. “Today, the principles of that special diet — less saturated fat, more vegetable oils — are included in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the government’s official diet advice book. Yet the fuller accounting of the data indicates that the advice is, at best, unsupported by the massive trial. In fact, it appears to show just the opposite: Patients who lowered their cholesterol, presumably because of the special diet, actually suffered more heart-related deaths than those who did not.”