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The facts on fat and heart health

February 1, 2022

Dietary fat can be good or bad for the heart. Choose wisely.

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No fat, low fat, good fat, bad fat. Dietary fat has had a long and often confusing reputation. Where does it fit into a healthy diet, and how does it affect your health, especially when it comes to your heart? Here are the facts about fat.

A tale of two fats

There are two types of fat: saturated and unsaturated. (A third type, trans fat, has been eliminated from food products or drastically reduced.)

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