Fats

Know Your Fats

American Heart Association.

Reviews the effects of dietary fat on blood cholesterol levels. Includes a discussion on the health effects and dietary sources of saturated fat, trans fatty acids, dietary cholesterol, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.


Face the Fats (PDF | 278 KB)

Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Learn about the different types of fats as well as which fats are better for you and which foods contain each.


Saturated Fat Quiz

Open the Door to a Healthy Heart. HealthyFridge.com.

Uncover the saturated fat in the foods you eat through this interactive quiz.


Sat Fat Switch

Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Learn to subsitute these lower fat items to improve your cardiovascular health.


Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Explore the trans fat labeling, the different types of fats on the label and how to compare the fat in different food products. Also available in Spanish. January 2006.


American Heart Association graphic The Bad Fats Brothers

American Heart Association.

An animated public service announcement that features saturated and trans fats as the "Bad Fats Brothers." Discusses the health effects and dietary sources of these types of fats.