Edit as suggested... It was about as near to a full consensus as science has seen and it was directly related to our health and well being. Fats are bad and Saturated fats are evil and the enemy. You did not want to be a scientist on the other side of this debate. In my personal experience in my first career job as a QA Manager for a major food Co, our focus based on the data being provided was to purge our foods and processes of saturated fats and foods like Coconut Oil which are now recognized as a Super food were replaced by oils like processed Canola and Soy which are now considered bad. There is no bigger example of this as to why skepticism in science must not only be maintained but encouraged. If a consensus is formed and those outside the consensus are ridiculed and pressure tactics are used to try and force them to conform because THIS TIME WE ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE WE ARE RIGHT, no body benefits. We learn as much through challenging convention as we do in coming to conclusions.