Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health: evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance

BMJ. 2018 Jun 13:361:k2139. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k2139.


Although difficulties in nutrition research and formulating guidelines fuel ongoing debate, the complexities of dietary fats and overall diet are becoming better understood, argue Nita G Forouhi and colleagues

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Consensus
  • Diet, Healthy
  • Dietary Fats / adverse effects
  • Dietary Fats, Unsaturated
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Metabolic Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Nutrition Policy*
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Primary Prevention*
  • Risk Factors


  • Dietary Fats
  • Dietary Fats, Unsaturated