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Last Updated: Friday August 27 2004 14:56 GMT

Fatty food

Fish and chips may taste great but how healthy are they? Click through our guide to find out how many grams of fat there are in a selection of fatty foods and what the fat does to you
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Fish and chips may taste great but how healthy are they? Click through our guide to find out how many grams of fat there are in a selection of fatty foods and what the fat does to you
Quarter pounder with cheese and fries = 40g of fat. Fats are the most concentrated source of energy in food. Just one gram of fat contains nine calories of energy
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Quarter pounder with cheese and fries = 40g of fat. Fats are the most concentrated source of energy in food. Just one gram of fat contains nine calories of energy; more than double the calories in a gram of protein or carbohydrate
Chicken tikka massala = 47g of fat. Government guidelines recommend that fat makes up no more than 35% of the food you eat each day. This percentage is higher for very young children
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Chicken tikka massala = 47g of fat. Government guidelines recommend that fat makes up no more than 35% of the food you eat each day. This percentage is higher for very young children who need cholesterol to help develop their brains
Two slices of pizza = 23g of fat. Obesity is one risk associated with eating food containing a lot of fat because of its high calorie content
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Two slices of pizza = 23g of fat. Obesity is one risk associated with eating food containing a lot of fat because of its high calorie content
Two sausages = 25g of fat. A diet high in fat causes a soft waxy substance called cholesterol to build up in the arteries. This blocks the flow of blood and can cause a heart attack
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Two sausages = 25g of fat. A diet high in fat causes a soft waxy substance called cholesterol to build up in the arteries. This blocks the flow of blood and can cause a heart attack
A portion of chip shop chips = 37 grams of fat. High blood pressure (hypertension) is associated with a high fat diet
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A portion of chip shop chips = 37 grams of fat. High blood pressure (hypertension) is associated with a high fat diet
Chocolate bar = 13 grams of fat. Too much fat also puts you more at risk of having diabetes, a stroke and cancer
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Chocolate bar = 13 grams of fat. Too much fat also puts you more at risk of having diabetes, a stroke and cancer
Portion of salmon = 12g of fat. Not all fat is bad though. Unsaturated fat, which is found in oily fish like salmon, vegetable oils and soft margarine is the type of fat the body needs
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Portion of salmon = 12g of fat. Not all fat is bad though. Unsaturated fat, which is found in oily fish like salmon, vegetable oils and soft margarine is the type of fat the body needs. You can tell if it's unsaturated - it's liquid at room temperature
Toast with soft margarine = 4g of fat. We need fat for healthy hair and skin
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Toast with soft margarine = 4g of fat. We need fat for healthy hair and skin
Pasta in a spicy tomato sauce = 12g of fat. Fat is essential to the proper functioning of the body. Fatty acids provide the raw materials that help in the control of blood pressure
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Pasta in a spicy tomato sauce = 12g of fat. Fat is essential to the proper functioning of the body. Fatty acids provide the raw materials that help in the control of blood pressure, blood clotting and many other functions
Muffin made with vegetable oil = 6 g of fat. Fat transports vitamins through your body, cushions your internal organs, helps your heart and immune system, gives you energy and makes food taste nicer
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Muffin made with vegetable oil = 6 g of fat. Fat transports vitamins through your body, cushions your internal organs, helps your heart and immune system, gives you energy and makes food taste nicer
Chocolate cake = 16g of fat. But you can have your cake and eat it. One easy way to reduce fat is to eat fatty food only once a week
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Chocolate cake = 16g of fat. But you can have your cake and eat it. One easy way to reduce fat is to eat fatty food only once a week


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