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Title Fat Quality Is More Important Than Fat Quantity
Description Review of role of fats in disease management and prevention
Creation Date 26 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Dietary fat is an essential nutrient, providing energy, essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins which play an important structural and functional role within the body. As essential fatty acids and phospholipids they are integral constituents of cell membranes and fulfil many other vital roles, such as in the normal development and function of the nervous system and the skin. In spite of this it has become clear that the increased fat intake characteristic of populations in developed countries has been associated with a near epidemic of obesity and fat related health problems.
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