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Dietary fat

The body needs fat. It?s a major energy source and also helps you absorb certain vitamins and nutrients. Only some fats are bad for you: saturated fats (found mainly in meat, butter, whole milk, and cheese) and trans fatty acids, or trans fats (which come mostly from the partially hydrogenated oils found in many margarines and packaged snacks and baked goods). These bad fats boost your chances of developing heart disease.…

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