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Eating Saturated Fats

Saturated fats are a type of fat containing a high proportion of fatty acid molecules without double bonds, considered by many to be less healthy in the diet than unsaturated fat.

There is a wealth of research linking diets rich in saturated fats with cardiovascular heart disease and a raised cholesterol.  There are still many big names supporting this view such as the American Dietetic Association, the British Dietetic Association, American Heart Association, the World Heart Federation, the British National Health Service, among others.

However this idea that eating saturated fats causes a rise in cholesterol has more recently come under attack.  A number of other reviews came to different conclusions. Bringing back up the questions is it wrong to eat these fats? Or perhaps, in what circumstances does it become wrong?


Since health guidance came out sales have suffered for many foods types that used to be commonly eaten, for example dripping and lard.  Other products have been made to be low fat have substances as a replacement for the fat 

Additives for low fat food varieties

You can see which foods are high is saturated fats but also that most foods will have at least some in them.

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Author: foodthinker
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