National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Dietary Fats is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Fat is a major source of energy and aids your body in absorbing vitamins. It's important for proper growth, development and keeping you healthy. Fat provides taste to foods and helps you feel full. Fats are an especially important source of calories and nutrients for infants and toddlers. Dietary fat also plays a major role in your cholesterol levels.
But not all fats are the same. You should try to avoid
Try to replace them with oils such as corn, canola, olive, safflower, soybean and sunflower. Of course, eating too much fat will put on the pounds.
Food and Drug Administration
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)