Too much fat in one's diet may contribute to the development of atherosclerosis caused by high cholesterol. A high-fat diet strains the metabolic capability of the body, allowing for fatty deposits to develop in the bloodstream, increasing the risk of heart disease. Obesity will most likely result if given enough time for this condition to continue. Other disease risk factors include hypertension, type-2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and stroke.
Bottom line: to eat healthy, eat less than 10% saturated fat and strive to keep total fat intake less than 30% of total dietary calories.
Brian Danley, CFT
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