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Dietary Fat and Cardiometabolic Health

Learning Objectives


  • Summarize the scientific evidence relating saturated fat to the risk of heart disease.
  • Relate the effects of different dietary sources of saturated fat on cardiovascular health.
  • Review the evidence suggesting that dairy products (including those containing saturated fat) do not increase cardiovascular risk and may have positive effects on key risk factors (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity).
  • Describe how replacing saturated fat with carbohydrates and unsaturated fats (monounsaturated fatty acids [MUFAs] and polyunsaturated fatty acids [PUFAs]) impacts cardiovascular health.
  • Explain the role dairy products can play in a healthy balanced diet as recommended by Canada's Food Guide.

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