Nutrition cause

Saturated Fat

A saturated fat is a type of fat, in which the fatty acids all have single bonds.

Examples of foods containing a high proportion of saturated fat include animal fat products such as cream, cheese, butter, other whole milk dairy products and fatty meats which also contain dietary cholesterol. Certain vegetable products have high saturated fat content, such as coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Many prepared foods are high in saturated fat content, such as pizza, dairy desserts, and sausage.

Risk Factor
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Measured in g

Caution

The effect of saturated fat on risk of disease is controversial. Many reviews recommend a diet low in saturated fat and argue it will lower risks of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or death. However, other reviews have rejected those arguments or advocated for examining the proportion of saturated to unsaturated fat in the diet.

Related to Saturated Fat

Saturated Fat Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Bladder cancer Urinary outcome

Minor Increase

Needs research

1 study

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Coronary Heart ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Lung cancer
Respiratory

Minor Increase

Needs research

1 study

Skin cancer Intergumentary outcome
Skin cancer
Intergumentary

Minor Increase

Needs research

1 study

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Minor Increase

Needs research

1 study

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Ovary cancer Reproductive outcome
Ovary cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Attack (M...
Cardiovascular

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Acid Reflux Digestive outcome
Acid Reflux
Digestive

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Gout Urinary outcome
Gout
Urinary

Notable Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Metabolic Syndrome Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Non Fatty Liver Disease Digestive outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

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