Heart Health : Facts About Fat

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Facts About Fat

A guide for everything you need to know about fat, shopping, and preparing food.

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Why should I worry about cholesterol? What should I do?

  • Food rich in saturated fats raise the level of bad cholesterol, or Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), in the blood.
  • People who consume large amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol have a high risk for heart attack or stroke.
  • It is recommended for all adults by age 20 to have their blood and cholesterol measured and discussed.
  • Consuming less saturated fatty acids can lower your cholesterol and help reduce the risk for coronary heart disease.
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