OverviewFat is essential for the proper functioning of the body. However, adults should be aware of the fat content of food, and limit intake of saturated fats.
Review Date 8/2/2011
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.