A meta- analysis by researchers from Universities such as Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London, some of the most robust universities in the country, found that Saturated fat may not be as problematic to the body as first thought. A meta- analysis is the most well rounded and well respected study, so these findings have been taken seriously by the nutrition and health industry. However, until we know more about the implications of saturated fat, and indeed the potential positive benefits of unsaturated fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats the current UK recommendation to consume a balanced diet containing various food sources is advisable.
You may wish to consider opting for an 'unsaturated' omega oil blend for its potential cardioprotective properties, but also because the omega- 3 fatty acids in them are anti- inflammatory, as well as helping to lubricate the joints.
Chowdhury R, Warnakula S, Kunutsor S, et al. Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine. Published online March 18 2014