How much fat is required in diet?

How much fat is required in diet?

Extra fat is not necessary, and it can do considerable harm. No one knows the precise amount of fat that is best, but good estimates range from 10 to 25 percent of your calories. You may have seen older guidelines suggest that 30 percent of our calories should come from fat. When reducing fat, don't stop there. Because fat intakes have been so high (34-38 percent of calories, and higher), 30 percent was suggested to give people an attainable, temporary goal. The World Health Organization, in its report called Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Disease, and the National Academy of Sciences have both advised that for health, the maximum amount fat in the diet could be dropped below 30 percent.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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