A great article by Dr. Mercola (link below) shows the links between fats and health issues. A few important facts are listed below and a link to the entire article is listed as well. First of all we all need fats. As the article states, for decades, saturated fats have been demonized as the cause of heart disease. As the article further points out, the food industry, responding to such health concerns replaced saturated fats with trans fats, and a whole new market of low-fat (but high in sugars) foods was born.
Here a few short excerpts:
Research shows that trans fat clogs arteries, not saturated fat. Dr. Fred Kummerow, author of Cholesterol Is Not the Culprit, has researched fats and heart disease for eight decades, and he was the first researcher to identify which fats actually cause clogged arteries.
Link to the Entire Article
Below the video by Fred Kummerow.
If you want to protect your health, particularly your heart, brain, and gut, you should try to avoid as many processed foods (including most restaurant food) as much as possible, and start cooking at home, using fresh, whole, unadulterated ingredients.