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What's Your Fat IQ?

What's Your Fat IQ?

by Lisa Bertagnoli

Not all fats are created equal, and, believe it or not, some of them are your friends — not your foes. Do you know the difference?

Fat and cholesterol are the same thing. 
1 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

An active woman should derive what percentage of fat from daily calories in order to maintain a healthful diet?
2 of 7 questions

Option A

0% to 10%

Option B

15% to 20%

Option C

25% to 30%

Option D

35% to 45%

The most healthful fats share which of the following characteristics? 
3 of 7 questions

Option A

They are solids at room temperature.

Option B

They are liquids at room temperature.

Option C

They are suffused with garlic or herbs.

Option D

Their labels say they contain no cholesterol.

What is a common source of "trans fats"? 
4 of 7 questions

Option A

Packaged foods such as cookies and crackers

Option B

Avocados

Option C

Oil-packed tuna

Option D

Natural peanut butter

Fatty fish has been shown to help prevent which of the following? 
5 of 7 questions

Option A

Heart disease

Option B

Arthritis

Option C

Cancer

Option D

Emphysema

By definition, low-fat items are low in calories. 
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Fats are necessary for which of the following? 
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Processing vitamins A, D, E and K

Option B

Helping you feel full

Option C

Maintaining healthy hair and skin

Option D

All of the above