Saturated Fat

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Summary of Saturated Fat

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts


Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers regarding Saturated Fat

Q: Is saturated fat bad for your health?

A: 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.

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"Saturated Fat,", published on 22 January 2019, last updated on 22 January 2019,