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Can doctors tell me what does saturated fat mean?

Can doctors tell me what does saturated fat mean?

Dietary fats: It's a type of fat that in excess is associated with heart disease and is found in animal fat, dairy fat, shellfish, even chocolate. People are always debating diets, but national guidelines still recommend a diet that is higher in the healthier unsaturated fats in vegetable oils, nuts and fish and lower in cholesterol and saturated fats. Details in ncep (national cholesterol education program). ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Saturated Fat (Definition)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques ...Read more


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Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

It's not Better: Polyunsaturated fat (pufa) and saturated fat have the same calories to make you gain weight, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar. The most recent studies show monounsaturated fats such as olive oil or canola oil are the least harmful: unlike pufa, they do not auto-oxidize or increase inflammation and they are the fastest to be burned as fuel. But really, there is "no safe fat!". ...Read more

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What are the dietary guidelines for fat and saturated fat?

See below: Dietary fat should be 20-35% of your overall calories, which should be around 1800-2000 or more, if you are very active. Saturated should be less than 10 percent of total calories. So about 700 calories total from fat, about 75 grams of fat per day, of which 20 grams may be saturated. Avoid all trans fats as possible. ...Read more

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Can over consuming saturated fat increase risk of diabetes?

Can over consuming saturated fat increase risk of diabetes?

Not directly: If you over consume to the point of obesity, then yes, it could contribute to onset of type 2 dm. ...Read more

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How can you calculate your unsaturated to saturated fat ratio?

See below: Divide the number of grams of unsaturated fat you're eating by the number of grams of saturated fat. ...Read more

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Is the amount of saturated fat going to determine the rise in ldl?

See below: Saturated fats of plant origin do not have cholesterol, but like other saturated fats raise both total cholesterol and ldl. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between saturated fat and trans fat?

Different structure: They're different kinds of fat. Both are harmful and both should be avoided. ...Read more

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Please explain why is oatmeal good for you if it has saturated fat in it?

Please explain why is oatmeal good for you if it has saturated fat in it?

Steel cut oats: Not all oatmeal is the same. The type of oatmeal that is beneficial is steel cut oats. It has negligible saturated fat, predominantly monounsaturated fat (as a percentage of total fat which is extremely low), relatively high fiber and low calories. See: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-oats-i8123 ...Read more