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How does eating foods high in saturated fat affect my cholesterol levels?

Cut back on foods high in saturated fat and trans fat. These unhealthy fats raise LDL (bad) cholesterol, boost inflammation, and damage blood vessels. Trans fats also reduce HDL (good) cholesterol. Cut down on saturated fat by eating less meat and full-fat dairy. Aim for no more than 7% of your daily calories from saturated fat. Avoid trans fat by skipping processed food, such as cookies, crackers, margarine, or any product containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (aka trans fats).

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