Not So (O)Lean: Eating Faux Fat Makes Rats Real Fat

Another diet myth bites the dust: Products containing the calorie-less fake fat Olean, of fat-free potato chips fame, may make you gain weight, not lose it. In a new study released today by Purdue University, researchers found that rats who were fed Olean-containing potato chips as part of a high-fat diet ate more overall and gained more weight than those who were fed a high fat diet and regular, full-fat potato chips. This counter-intuitive finding shakes the conventional wisdom that...Full Story
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