More good news for those of us who totally bought into the "laughter = aerobic exercise" story the other day. A big, ol' whoppin' study shows that a low-fat diet doesn't cut your risk for cancer or heart disease. ('Scuse me, while I wipe off that melted butter I just spewed on the computer screen.)
It's all over the news today - here's the story in the New York Times - but the funniest thing has been watching all the low-fat diet gurus get their bike shorts in a wad trying to downplay the findings. (Do I see book profits flying outta' the window, fellas?)
As a daughter of the Deep South, I can truthfully tell you that lard and fat-back can keep your joints and gears well-greased and in action to a ripe old age. Not that I'm so old. Yet. But family on both sides - living well into their 9th decades - never shied away from a dollop or two of fat.
Sure - eat plenty of fresh veggies and bread. Just make sure you throw on lots of butter. It'll keep your coat shiny and your cogs limber.