Fats

Fats

Fats are important for good health and proper functioning of the body. They are a source of energy, essential fats and enhance the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. However, too much fat and/or the wrong type of fat may negatively affect our health. Adults should get a recommended 20-35% of their energy intake from fat. Less than 10% should come from saturated fat, and trans fats should be avoided.


Dietary fats (Infographic)

09 June 2016

Why do we need dietary fats?


8 Facts on Fats (Q&A)

22 September 2015

Fats are important for good health and proper functioning of the body. They are a source of energy, essential fats and enhance the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. However, too much fat and/or the wrong type of fat may negatively affect our health.


Highlights from the 11th Biennial congress of the international society for the study of fatty acids and lipids (ISSFAL) 2014

16 March 2015

In June 2014, the 11th ISSFAL Biennial Congress took place in Stockholm, Sweden. This meeting provided a unique occasion for the exchange of scientific...


Saturated fat may not be associated with a greater health risk whilst trans fat could have a role

09 March 2015

A team of researchers from Canada conducted a large study on the health effects of both saturated and trans fatty acid consumption. They combined data from 70 previously conducted...


Facts on fats: Dietary fats and health

13 February 2015

This review is dedicated to the current advances in nutrition science on the relation between dietary fat consumption and health outcomes, including obesity and cardiovascular disease. 


Omega-6 fatty acids associated with lower risks of heart disease and death

10 February 2015

Two international groups of researchers have independently studied the effects of omega-6 fatty acids on the risks of death and coronary heart disease...


Facts on fats: The basics

25 March 2014

EUFIC’s review Facts on Fats provides the reader with an extensive, though easy to understand, overview of the various aspects related to the fats we consume through our diets...


Trans fats and cardiovascular health: What is the current situation?

08 June 2013

Dutch researchers from the department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health Care Research of VU University, in Amsterdam, and the Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen...


Algal oil as a possible source of omega-3 fatty acid DHA to improve blood lipids in people without heart disease

30 October 2012

Supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from algal oil may lower blood triglycerides (TG) and increase both high-density (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...


Eating any food sources of omega-3 fats may be beneficial for health

07 December 2011

Eating plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids may be as beneficial for health as eating fish sources of omega-3 fatty acids, suggests a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition...