MedlinePlus: Dietary Fats

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides a gateway to the latest news and information on the topic of dietary fats. Also offers links to research and related topics. Also in Spanish.

USDA Nutrient Database Lists for Fats (Total, Saturated, Monounsaturated, and Polyunsaturated) and Dietary Cholesterol

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Find out the fat or cholesterol content in common foods, sorted either alphabetically by food description (select A) or in descending order by nutrient content (select C) in common household measures. Note: lists are PDF files.

  • Total Fat - A or C
  • Dietary Cholesterol - A or C
  • Total Saturated Fatty Acids - A or C
  • Total Monounsaturated Fatty Acids - A or C
  • Total Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids - A or C

Healthfinder.gov - Dietary Fats

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Provides links to carefully selected information and web sites related to dietary fats.

Dietary Fat

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides basic nutrition information on dietary fat including information on how much fat should be consumed.

Questions and Answers about Trans Fat Nutrition Labeling

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Defines trans fats, what foods contain them, and explains FDA regulations on trans fat listing on Nutrition Facts Panels.

Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Explores trans fats and other types of fats on food labels, and discusses how to compare the fat in different food products. Also in Spanish.

Low-Calorie, Lower-Fat Alternative Foods

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

A list of low-calorie, lower-fat alternatives to provide new ideas for old favorites.