Saturated fats are known for the negative impact they have on health by pushing up cholesterol levels in your body when you eat too many of them.
Sources of saturated fat include biscuits, crisps and ready-made products.
Animal products such as meat and full-fat dairy products are also high in saturated fat. The negative image of saturated fats has improved a little in recent years. That is because there is more to saturated fats than their unhealthy properties alone. They are also necessary to ensure the efficiency of processes in the liver, bowel and brain.
Saturated fat and your health
There are a number of health effects associated with consuming saturated fat.
iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether eating less saturated fat may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions.
In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.