Among countries that qualify as “nanny states,” Sweden ranks right up there. 

So, it will be interesting to watch what happens in Sweden now that the country is on the verge of bucking dietary recommendations that have laid much of the blame on fat.

Following publication of “Dietary Treatment for Obesity” by an expert committee of Swedish health professionals, the country may recognize that a low-carb diet is the best way to fight obesity. Read more.

Saturated fat (from animal sources) may lose some of its stigma as a result. One of the committee members, Fredrik Nystrom, is quoted as saying the “deep-seated fear of fat is completely unfounded.”

In the United States, people are starting to look at saturated fat with less skepticism. See “Finally some common sense on saturated fat.”