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Fats are very important part of any healthy balanced diet - but it has to be the right type of fat.  There are basically two types of fats; saturated fates and unsaturated fats.  Saturated fats are found in dairy products, animal fats, cakes, biscuits, 'hardened' margarine and hydrogenated oils such as in vegetable fats like coconut oil and palm oil.  These tend to raise blood cholesterol levels that can lead to heart disease, arteriosclerosis, certain forms of cancer and diabetes.  Unsaturated fats - polyunsaturated and monounsaturated - like olive and canola oils and oily fish tend to reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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