People are generally not aware of the importance of the fat quality of the diet and the sources of different fats. The general focus is on quantity of fat to control weight. Both are reflected in patterns of consumption for most people, which are not in line with current rec- ommendations for optimal health. Dietary surveys in- dicate that many populations around the world (both in developed and developing countries) consume ex- cess saturated and trans fats and a low proportion of essential polyunsaturated fats.

People should be advised how to decrease their saturated
fat intake and increase the proportion of unsaturated
and essential polyunsaturated fats and oils in a
practical, sustainable and actionable way in order to be
healthy today and tomorrow.

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PMID: 19641349

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