It kills over 600,000 Americans every year, and is responsible for a mind blowing 1 out of every 4 deaths in the U.S. So it’s no surprise that scientists have been focused on finding ways to lower our risk of heart disease for decades.
Originally, they thought dietary fat was to blame. This led to the rise of the low-fat movement, starting in the 60s. But, as we know now, fat is NOT public enemy #1 when it comes to heart disease.