A high-fat diet appears to be a risk factor for colon and lung cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. In post-menopausal women, eating fatty foods is also linked with an increased risk of breast cancer. No more than 10% of calories should come from saturated fats, and consumption of trans fats should be as low as possible, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advise.
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