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Fat is a type of nutrient. You need some fat in your diet but not too much. Fats give you energy and help your body absorb vitamins. Dietary fat also plays a major role in your cholesterol levels.

But not all fats are the same. You should try to avoid

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  1. Dietary Fats (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... are the same. You should try to avoid Saturated fats such as butter, solid shortening, and lard. Trans ...
  2. Saturated fat can raise blood cholesterol and can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. You ... or limit any foods that are high in saturated fat. Sources of saturated fat include whole-milk dairy ...
  3. Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol En Español Read the Disclaimer On this page: Trans Fat Coming to a Label Near You! What is Trans ... a healthful diet. What Can I Do About Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Cholesterol? When comparing foods, look ...
  4. Saturated Fat (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... gov . Nutrition for Everyone Nutrition Topics Share Compartir Saturated Fat You may have heard that saturated fats are ... contain coconut oil. How do I control my saturated fat intake? In general, saturated fat can be found ...
  5. ... hand corner of the player. Weight Gain and Saturated Fats HealthDay October 16, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Cholesterol ... hand, rapid weight gain from eating muffins with saturated fat increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy ...
  6. Saturated fats are found predominantly in animal products such as meat and dairy products, and are strongly associated ... coconut, and coconut butter, are also high in saturated fats.
  7. Recipe Finder (Department of Agriculture)  
    ... individual calorie needs may vary. Close Min Max Saturated Fat per Serving Saturated Fat Try to replace foods high in saturated fats (e.g., butter, fatty meats, whole milk, and ...
  8. Fats Video (American Diabetes Association)  
    ... heart health with that single change! Unhealthy Fats Saturated Fat Why should you eat less saturated fat? Because saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels. High ...
  9. ... in the percentage of kilocalories from total or saturated fat by race and ethnicity for children and adolescents ... from total fat. The percentage of kilocalories from saturated fat decreased for Mexican-American boys and girls aged ...
  10. Deciphering Food Labels (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... 30%-40% of calories from fat. Back Continue Saturated Fat and Trans Fat The amount of saturated fat appears beneath total fat. The FDA also requires ... to list trans fats separately on the label. Saturated fats and trans fats are often called "bad fats" ...
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