Discussion on dietary fat

Published:September 22, 2009DOI:
      Dr. Brown: Welcome to this roundtable discussion on dietary fat. As you know, the issues regarding fat in the diet are under constant evaluation, and our understanding of the role that fat plays in the diet continues to change in light of new discoveries. We have recognized that saturated fat is a major contributor to increased cholesterol levels and the coronary event rate in various societies around the globe. Although there has long been an emphasis on reducing total fat in the diet, from a practical perspective the attempt was to reduce saturated fats and cholesterol since most fat was coming from animal sources. It was also assumed that lower dietary fat would mean a lower caloric intake and therefore less weight gain.
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