Nutrition

Fats and oils in human nutrition

Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation

Authors:
World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publication details

Number of pages: 147
Publication date: 1994
Languages: English, Spanish
ISBN: 92 5 103621 7

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Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation, Rome, Italy, 19-26 October 1993.

In their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. Fats and oils in human nutrition reviews the most recent scientific information on this crucial topic and presents the recommendations of the joint expert consultation held in Rome from 19 to 26 October 1993.

Key factors that may influence consumption, health, food production and processing, food marketing and nutrition education are discussed. The report contains recommendations about desirable minimum and maximum intakes of fats; maternal and infant nutrition; essential fatty acids; saturated, unsaturated and isomeric fatty acids; antioxidants; and scientific and programmatic needs. An extensive bibliography is included.