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what is the purpose to consume fat in our diets and how much should we consume per day

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Energy source: Fat is a concentrated energy source; back when we were hunter/gatherers and food was scarce, fat was important to keep us alive. Nowadays, there's v ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
Little: Although fat may frovoke an attack wo will carbohydrates and protein. Diet management for gakllstones is doomedto eventual failure and ongoing attacks ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lipids: No magic aim for 300mg ballpark.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Common sense: There's no magic here. Despite the mumbo-jumbo about how these diets supposedly work, what's actually happening is that you're eating fruit (low calor ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Low fat diet: I don't give my patients numbers, you want to try and eliminate as much fat as possible for you. If whatever you settle on doesn't achieve lipid targe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
See below: Your diet should be less than 30% ot daily calorie from total fat. 7% from saturated fat and less than 1% from trans fats and less than 300 mg of chol ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on...: This depends on your weight and activity level.The recommended daily intake of protein is 0.36 grams per pound each day,so if you weigh 140 pounds 50 ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
20 gm or less: I think less. But 20 gm or less is what health.Gov recommends for a 2000 cal. Diet. http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2000/document/choose. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
As little as possibl: Transfats are mostly man-made, and don't provide any benefit that we know of. They have been associated with risk for heart disease, though. I would a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Actually lower: The better. But this is only temporizing measure. If you have gallstones, change in diet will not resolve them, but cholecystectomy is definitive cu ... Read More

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