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.