Table 5

 Estimate of the effect of changes in intake of different types of fat and dietary cholesterol on population mean serum cholesterol, achieved by extending value added tax to the principal sources of saturated fat

Change in cholesterol (mmol/l)
HDLLDLTotal cholesterol
HDL, high-density lipoprotein, LDL, low-density lipoprotein.
Saturated fats–0.0017–0.0045–0.0069
Monounsaturated fat–0.00270.0036–0.0022
Polyunsaturated fat–0.00200.00900.0106
Cholesterol0.00010.00030.0005
Total effect–0.0060.0080.002