Information about different fats ‘is confusing’
People are confused as to which fats are good for them and which should be avoided, a study has shown.
Carried out by the Fat Panel, the research shows that nearly 20 per cent of people think that saturated fat is good for their health and, therefore, should be included in their diets.
Ten per cent of those surveyed, however, did not realise that some fats are an important part of a healthy diet and just under half knew that monounsaturated fats are 'good' fats.
More than a third thought that trans fats were 'good' fats and one in four thought that the nation should be eating more of these.
This research follows the publication of a Datamonitor survey at the end of October, which found that two-thirds of Brits are overweight or obese.
Datamonitor predicted that around 16.5 million people in the UK will be obese by 2014.
Are you aware of which fats are good and which fats are bad?