In food and nutrition “fat” or “fats” have various meanings:
- Fat is a food nutrient.
- Fats is a food group.
- Fat is a component in the blood.
- Fat is a description of body size.
- Fat is a body tissue.
Confusingly, some writers mix these terminologies up. Even more confusingly, these various meanings of fat can be described by different words and in various ways.