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The key to making the quintessential biscuit of the American South, like these from Callie's Charleston Biscuits Bakery in Charleston, S.C., is more about technique than a specific flour, some bakers say. Brett Flashnick/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Coconut oil's potential health benefits are outweighed by its heavy dose of saturated fat, most nutrition experts say. Saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Russ Rohde/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Is Coconut Oil All It's Cracked Up To Be? Get The Facts On This Faddish Fat

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On the left, olive oil, which is low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat, which may lower bad cholesterol levels. On the right, coconut oil, which is 90 percent saturated fat and may raise bad cholesterol levels. iStockphoto hide caption

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A slice of pork belly, with a thick layer of fat. "If we confirm that fat is a basic taste quality, it's the equivalent of saying chartreuse is a primary color," Richard Mattes of Purdue University says. "It changes our basic understanding of what taste is." Xiao He/Flickr hide caption

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Better With Butter? Here's Why Americans Are Consuming More

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Nutrition researchers are reaching a new consensus: Cut back on all those refined carbs. And remember that some fat is good. Stacy Spensley/Flickr hide caption

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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

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The 1990s were rife with low-fat packaged snacks, from potato chips to cookies. Youtube and RetroJunk hide caption

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Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

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