Fats and Cholesterol

Dietary Fats: Total Fat and Fatty Acids, Chapter 8 Dietary Reference Intakes

National Academy of Sciences. Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board.


Cholesterol Chapter 9 Dietary Reference Intakes

National Academy of Sciences. Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board.


Dietary Fat and Cholesterol (PDF | 100 KB)

Oklahoma State University. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.


Dietary Fats and Fat Replacers

International Food Information Council Foundation.

Provides links to a variety of resources including a backgrounder on fats and fat replacers, reviews on fats and the nutritional impact of fat replacers, and articles on the functions of fat, omega-3 fatty acids, low-fat foods, and more. Also includes downloadable educational booklets/brochures on topics such as: Fish and Your Health, Everything You Need to Know About the Functions of Fats in Your Foods, and The Benefits of Balance: Managing Fat in Your Diet.


Fat Intake Screener

NutritionQuest.


MedlinePlus: Dietary Fats

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


MedlinePlus: Fat

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


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.


Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids (PDF | 659 KB)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Trans Fat Labeling

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.


Fats & Cholesterol -- Out with the Bad, In with the Good

Harvard University. Harvard School of Public Health.


Sat Fat Switch

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


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.


Saturated Fat Quiz

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