There is a great deal of fuss about fat! Fat is an essential nutrient for optimal health, however too much fat can lead to health problems. This informative title helps clear up the confusion about this controversial nutrient. It explores how our bodies use fat for energy, vitamin-absorption, and hormone and enzyme production. Readers will also learn about the properties of the three main types of fat-saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated, and how each type affects our health.