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Healthy diet

Healthy diet

Overview

Fat 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 8/20/2020

Updated by: Meagan Bridges, RD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.