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How many milligrams of fat and cholesteral and sugar should a person have a day?

I recently had my lipids taken and the numbers are higher than my doctor wants. He has put me on a medication to lower my cholesterol but he says I also need to keep track of how much fat, cholesterol and sugar I take in daily. What is the recommended intake?

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  1. Calde said:

    As stated by the American Heart Association:

    * Limit total fat intake to less than 25–35 percent of your total calories each day;
    * Limit saturated fat intake to less than 7 percent of total daily calories;
    * Limit trans fat intake to less than 1 percent of total daily calories;
    * The remaining fat should come from sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as nuts, seeds, fish and vegetable oils; and
    * Limit cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg per day, for most people. If you have coronary heart disease or your LDL cholesterol level is 100 mg/dL or greater, limit your cholesterol intake to less than 200 milligrams a day.

    So you see, there is no recommended amount, it’s actually take in as little as possible, and certainly try to avoid exceeding the upper limits. The most important ones to watch are transfat, cholesterol and saturated fat, in that order. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated can be healthy for you, so those you don’t need to worry about as much though it certainly doesn’t mean you should overdo them.




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