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Table 1. Top Food Sources of Saturated Fata among US Population, 2005–2006 NHANESb

Ranking Food item Contribution to intake (%) Cumulative contribution (%)
1 Regular cheese 8.5 8.5
2 Pizza 5.9 14.4
3 Grain-based desserts 5.8 20.2
4 Dairy desserts 5.6 25.8
5 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 5.5 31.2
6 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 4.9 36.2
7 Burgers 4.4 40.5
8 Mexican mixed dishes 4.1 44.6
9 Beef and beef mixed dishes 4.1 48.7
10 Reduced fat milk 3.9 52.6
11 Pasta and pasta dishes 3.7 56.3
12 Whole milk 3.4 59.7
13 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 3.2 62.9
14 Candy 3.1 66.0
15 Butter 2.9 68.9
16 Potato/corn/other chips 2.4 71.3
17 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 2.1 73.4
18 Fried white potatoes 2.0 75.4
a: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of saturated fat in descending order: Cold cuts, yeast breads, salad dressing, pork and pork mixed dishes, soups, other white potatoes, reduced fat cheese, cream, quickbreads.
b: NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013