Saturated fats raise LDL cholesterol (a.k.a. the bad kind), resulting in higher risks of stroke and heart disease. Saturated fats occur naturally in animal fats, cheeses, and are pumped into other highly-processed foods. I’m not saying avoid all saturated fats like the plague; I’m saying limit the amount. The best kinds of fats are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. These chains of fats are liquid at room temperature (not solid like saturated), and they also reduce your LDL cholesterol.
Good question, keep them coming!