Friday, May 19, 2006
More reasons to cut back on saturated fats
We all know that eating saturated fats is bad for your cholesterol level, but recent studies have shown that they also effect insulin functions, potentially raising the risk of diabetes, cancer, ovarian disorders and other health problems.
Surveys suggest that American adults consume on average about 12 percent of their calories from saturated fat. However, the Advisory Committee for the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended a maximum target of 10 percent of calories for most adults.