In their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. Fats and Oils in Human Nutrition: report of a joint expert consultation reviews the most recent scientific information on this crucial topic and presents the experts' recommendations.
Key issues which may influence consumption, health, food production and processing, food marketing and nutrition education are discussed. The report contains recommendations about desirable minimum and maximum intakes of fats; maternal and infant nutrition; essential fatty acids; saturated, unsaturated and isomeric fatty acids; antioxidants; and scientific and programmatic needs. An extensive bibliography is included.
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