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What is saturated fat?

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Saturated fat comes primarily from foods of animal origin such as dairy products, meat, butter, cheeses, poultry, and luncheon meats. It is also found in tropical oils such as coconut oil and palm oil. Eating too much saturated fat can raise the cholesterol level in the blood and increase the risk of heart disease.

From: All About Food Labels WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Ritzcrackers.com.

FDA.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

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