The body needs some fats and oils as part of a balanced diet. But some fats (unsaturated fats) are healthier than others (saturated and trans fats).
Is butter really better?
Butter is back in fashion because it's 'all natural', but since it's high in fat, is it healthier than margarine? And what about cholesterol-lowering spreads?
Full-fat dairy is OK, says the Heart Foundation, but watch your meat intake
The Heart Foundation has softened its advice on full-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese for healthy Australians, but warns against eating too much red meat.
How to lower cholesterol
High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke - here's how you can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood.