TYPES OF LIPIDS AND THEIR IMPACT ON HEALTH

  • Nicoleta Mitroi
  • Mihaela Bîcu
  • Diana Clenciu
  • Maria Mota
Keywords: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega 3 and trans fatty acids, dietary cholesterol, new generation margarines

Abstract

The recommendations regarding lipids intake are: saturated fats ≤10% of the daily energy intake; 6-10% polyunsaturated fatty acids; trans fats intake <1% of the daily energy intake; monounsaturated fatty acids: the difference up to 30-35%.

In February this year, in Barcelona there took place the International Meeting of utrition Experts. There were debated aspects regarding the importance of fats quality for health and there was concluded that there are required efforts for reducing the saturated and trans fats amount from food products, and, where possible, there was recommended a simultaneous increase of the ratio represented by unsaturated fats.

There may be obtained substantial benefits on the population health through simple changes within diet, as: replacement of whole dairy products and fat meats with low-fat products, fish, use of vegetal fats instead of animal fats in food products and food preparation.

Published
2009-12-15
How to Cite
Mitroi, Nicoleta, Mihaela Bîcu, Diana Clenciu, and Maria Mota. 2009. “TYPES OF LIPIDS AND THEIR IMPACT ON HEALTH”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 16 (4). https://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/391.
Section
Original Research Articles