Ask the doctor: Which fats should be eliminated from the diet?
Q. My doctor told me to cut out fats to lower my heart disease risk. What's the best way to do that?
A. I don't completely agree with your doctor's advice, so I'm going to answer a slightly different question than the one you asked. As we've said before in these pages, not all fats are bad for your heart and your health. There are "bad fats," no doubt, but also "good fats" that are essential for our health.