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The role of fats in the transition to sustainable diets

Bajzelj, Bojana and Laguzzi, Federica and Röös, Elin (2021). The role of fats in the transition to sustainable diets. The Lancet Planetary Health. 5 , e644-e653
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In comparison with protein, dietary fat receives little attention in the food system sustainability literature, although we calculate that the average consumption of fats in many populous regions of the world is below nutritional recommendations. Animal products are the major source of dietary fat, particularly in regions with excess fat consumption. We estimate that an additional 45 Mt of dietary fat per year need to be produced and consumed for the global population to reach recommended levels of fat consumption, and we review different strategies to fill this gap sustainably. These strategies include diverting oils currently used for energy production to human consumption, increasing palm oil and peanut oil yields while avoiding further deforestation, developing sustainable cropping systems for the production of rapeseed and soybean oils, increasing the consumption of whole soybeans and derived products, and expanding the use of animal fats already produced.

Authors/Creators:Bajzelj, Bojana and Laguzzi, Federica and Röös, Elin
Title:The role of fats in the transition to sustainable diets
Series Name/Journal:The Lancet Planetary Health
Year of publishing :2021
Page range:e644-e653
Number of Pages:10
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
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Web of Science (WoS)000696927000010
ID Code:25554
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
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Deposited On:04 Oct 2021 15:25
Metadata Last Modified:04 Oct 2021 15:31

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