If it doesn’t really do anything, why do it then? It’s about control. LILEKS (James) :: The Bleat. Too, we will likely find that state agents advised us poorly in advising that we eat high relative quantities of grains and other carbohydrates and sugars (in fruits) and “low-fat” concoctions (in which the fat is mostly replaced with some kind of sugar). See Gary L. Taubes, Why We Get Fat.