The Deal with Fat

Dietary science is complicated– one day something is good for you and the next it’s not. Learn what we DO know about fat chemistry in this episode of SciShow.

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Sources:
Trans fats are bad http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20338284
Fat Nutrition Overview: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-truth-about-fats-bad-and-good
Monounsaturated vs Polyunsaturated http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12544660
Essential Fatty Acids: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids
Low fat diets don’t help: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587%2815%2900367-8/abstract
Reduction in saturated fat has a small but measurable affect on cardiovascular health: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26068959

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