Excessive consumption of fats

Other Names:
High fat diets
Fatty food
Consumption of excessive saturated fats
Excessive saturated fatty acids in diet
Overconsumption of animal fats

Diets high in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol are linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, some cancers, and exacerbate diseases related to overconsumption of alcohol. The choice of diet influences an individual's long-term health more than any other single factor.


The dietary fat in the American daily diet fell from 37% fat on average to 34% in 1995. The target is 30%. But the consumption of cheese is on the increase.

Narrower Problems:
Consumption of bad dietary fats
Advancing nutrition
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST