“When you cut the fat in half you save a lot of lives” – Dr. Oz 5:03

Dr. Oz, arguably more influential than the US Surgeon general, is seen here vilifying fat again. “When you cut the fat in half you save a lot of ┬álives,” has a lot of implicit meaning and portrays fat in a conclusive manner as harmful.

It’s interesting to see that he has made up his mind about the manner even tho the evidence is so controversial with experts arguing on both sides. Oz has already interacted with Gary Taubes twice on national TV about the manner, as seen below, so he has been exposed to the arguments. While I am not saying Taube’s is right, vilifying fat in such a conclusive manner often closes the door for further investigation and brings with it unintended consequences and the creation of medical dogma.