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 C Factor
Measured in g

There are 13 risks of Saturated Fat, including:

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome
Increased risk of Colorectal Cancer
Digestive system

1 study

Ovary cancer Reproductive outcome
Increased risk of Ovary cancer
Reproductive system

2 studies

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Increased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

2 studies

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Minor increase risk of Coronary Heart Diseas...
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Acid Reflux Digestive outcome
Minor increase risk of Acid Reflux
Digestive system

1 study

Metabolic Syndrome Lymphatic outcome
Increased risk of Metabolic Syndrome
Lymphatic system

1 study

Non Fatty Liver Disease Digestive outcome
Increased risk of Non Fatty Liver Disease
Digestive system

1 study

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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.

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