It turns out that a dish of three scoops of ice cream covered with whipped cream, hot fudge topping, nuts, sprinkles, and a cherry actually has lots of calories and fat in it. I'm glad they did a scientific study to figure that one out for us.
Read Jacob Sullum's excellent article on the highly annoying Center for Science in the Public Interest. I remember the days when CSPI was actually doing something useful, like telling us that Chinese food might not be as healthy as you thought, despite all those veggies. But I stopped listening about the time they helpfully informed us that Mexican food is not so healthy, either. As one columnist (can't remember who -- Tony Kornheiser maybe) put it, "If something fried is bad for you, how can something refried be good for you?"