n The Dairy Mail - Dairy fats important : technology - : IDF news : technology

Volume 18, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


The International Dairy Federation (IDF) welcomes the FAO / WHO conclusion that there is no convincing evidence for significant effects of total dietary fats on coronary heart disease (CHD) or cancer. It also notes in the report conclusion that energy balance is the critical factor in maintaining a healthy body weight, regardless of the per cent energy of total fat. In addition, the report shows that replacing saturated fatty acids with refined carbohydrates has no benefit for CHD and may even increase the risk of CHD and metabolic syndrome development.

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