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Saturated Fat

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jun 18, 2019
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Summary of Saturated Fat

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Saturated Fat

Is saturated fat bad for your health?
Saturated fat is not inherently harmful. Compared to carbohydrates and unsaturated fat, it has been linked to an increase in some risk factors for heart disease, but not directly to heart disease itself. As usual, by focusing on a nutrient in isolation, we risk missing the bigger picture: what matters most is your overall diet and lifestyle.