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What were the most discussed studies of 2017?

Limiting the amount of fat you eat may not, it turns out, reduce your risk of heart disease and death.

That’s the conclusion of the “most discussed” scientific article last year, according to Altmetric, a London-based company that publishes the top 100 papers of the year. As The Times Higher Education explains, Altmetric ranks the publications based on their online popularity.

The Lancet’s study about diets, which followed the food intake and health of 135,000 people in 18 countries for an average of 7.4 years, led to 168 news stories, 8313 tweets, and 441 Facebook posts.

Altmetric has set up a website where you can explore the rest of their list.