Skip to main content
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Logo

Systematic review of the evidence for relationships between specified fatty acids and blood cholesterol

(July 2017)

FSANZ has prepared a systematic review of the evidence for relationships between saturated, cis monounsaturated, cis polyunsaturated fatty acids and selected individual fatty acids, and blood cholesterol concentration.

This systematic review includes our consideration of three EU-authorised health claims:

  • Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
  • α-linolenic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
  • Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol level

FSANZ is also periodically updating the reviews on which the current high level health claims are based. This systematic review also includes our consideration of the existing pre-approved health claims about:

  • saturated fatty acids and blood cholesterol
  • saturated and trans fatty acids and blood cholesterol (saturated fatty acid component only). Read the review about the trans fatty acid component here.

Download the systematic review (pdf 1.09 mb) | (word 2.1 mb)

Download supporting document 1 (pdf 1.43 mb) | (word 2.26 mb)

Suporting document 1 copyright notice: This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Auteurswet, no part may be reproduced without prior written permission. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed in the first instance to Maastricht University, Department of Legal Affairs, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

FSANZ wishes to thank Professor Mensink for his work on the supporting document.

 

 

Print

Return to top