Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive
Why is it important to control fat intake?
High fat intake, particularly saturated varieties, is directly associated with higher risk for heart disease and some cancers, and is a path to obesity. The popular high fat/high protein diets wish to make other claims up to a point. How fat intake affects you personally will show up in your lab-related numbers and body fat composition as more direct markers. Our health profile is not just about fat here; refined carbohydrates also can precipitate similar responses.