What Problems Can Be Caused From a Deficiency of Fats?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 11:52:08 AM ET
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A severely low-fat diet can result in poor vitamin absorption, depression, an increased risk of cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease and increased weight gain, according to Registered Dietitian Sarah Haan for SparkPeople. Low-fat diets can also lead to a general nutritional imbalance with more carbs and protein being consumed, increasing the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes or osteoporosis.