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Classification of Fats as Micro-Nutrients fittler1 — Oct 13, 2016 10:47AM PDT

Why does MyFitnessPal categorize some Fats as "Micro-Nutrients" when the health industry and professionals list them as "Macro-Nutrients"?

Granted some Fats are undesirable and one might not want to ingest large amounts, but aren't they still "Macro-Nutrients" by standard definition?

Shouldn't MyFitnessPal follow industry and DRI standards?

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 13, 2016 02:35PM PDT

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us and thank you for your feedback.

All of our nutritional guidance has been reviewed by a registered dietitian, but we continue to review our recommendations periodically to ensure that we take into account recent research in the field. Additional information on certain guidelines can be found here: http://myfitnesspal.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/1375583-a-message-about-myfitnesspal-s-updated-nutrition-goals

Thanks!
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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