i consume as much fat as i think i can get away with. lean meat doesn't pass well for me so i eat a lot of bacon and other ultra-fatty stuff. the meat fat makes my boring veggies more fun to eat (actually, it makes them downright delicious). i have a terrible time keeping my weight up so i take calories anywhere i can find them. i also have never had any negative side effects from the fat. i believe it also helps with the c but can't really prove it. there was a product out a while back that blocked fat from being absorbed into the body. it fell out of popularity because it caused the fat to be passed out in greasy stools. a problem for normal types but sounds good to me.everyone has a different tolerance for saturated fat, so get a cholesterol test before munching on bacon all day.