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Dietary Fat – Weighing up the Pros and Cons

T.A.B. Sanders (Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at King′s College, University of London, London, UK.)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 October 1994



Reviews the latest thinking regarding fat and health in the light of the 1993 FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on “The Role of Oils and Fats in Human Nutrition”. Outlines the role of fat in meeting energy requirements; in the absorption and provision of fat‐soluble vitamins; in enhancing food palatability; and in the provision of essential fatty acids. Looks at the association of types of fat with coronary heart disease and cancer, and outlines the recommendations of the FAO/WHO Consultation report. Concludes that fat is a desirable and essential nutrient and that the need for fat changes according to life cycle and lifestyle.



Sanders, T.A.B. (1994), "Dietary Fat – Weighing up the Pros and Cons", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 94 No. 5, pp. 9-13.




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