Did the government guidelines make us fat?

Government dietary guidelines are under attack by those who claim they’ve caused the rapid rise in obesity in the past forty years. Dietitian Matt O’Neill asks, could this be true?

The first Australian dietary guidelines were published in 1982 to guide nutrition advice, education and policy.

The aim was to help reduce diet-related disease, which was starting to increase dramatically. What were the recommendations, how have they changed and who is following them?
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