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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good. Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good.  Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

Not necessarily but: Saturated fats can affect cholesterol levels, but about half of those who die from cardiovascular disease have "normal" lipid levels. Saturated fats may cause arterial damage independent of effects on lipid levels, but the degree to which saturated fats increase risk of heart disease is controversial. See https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/saturated_fat_and_cardiovascular_disease_controversy & comment:. ...Read more

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What if you took a blood test and something was wrong ? How long will you know or will you get a call immediately. It been 24 hrs so far 4 CBC lipid p

What if you took a blood test and something was wrong ? How long will you know or will you get a call immediately. It been 24 hrs so far 4 CBC lipid p

Don't worry : Your doctor's office have a protocol in notifying their patients of results . Being young most likely yor results will be normal . Some doctors will notify you by phone of the results after the doctor reviews the results and sign off on them . Some may send you an e mail which immediate . Some may send you a letter which may take a week . If you have an abnormal test they will give you instruction ...Read more

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What is saturated fat?

What is saturated fat?

Single-bond: Fats have long chains of carbon; saturated fats have all the carbons joined by single bonds. They are less likely to get rancid, and they may be less healthy for the heart. ...Read more

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What are the differences between trans and saturated fats?

What are the differences between trans and saturated fats?

Carbon Bonds: Saturated means all single c-c bonds. Trans & cis refer to the orientation of the c-c bond after a c=c double bond converted to single. See google images. If double bonds (unsaturated) are converted to single by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans; all living cells do cis-. There is no evidence saturated fats of natural origin are unhealthy. Ancel keys a fraud, peter attia not. ...Read more

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Is saturated fat from coconut milk bad?

Is saturated fat from coconut milk bad?

No!: Per mary enig phd., in her book: "know your fats", published 2000, saturated animal fats (non-processed), coconut oil are healthy fats, better than the more widely marketed/promoted vegetable fats such as canola, corn & safflower oil. Sat fat myth was started by ancel keys; study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, lustig, nusi.Org, eric westman. ...Read more

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How can saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

How can  saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

Mostly a caloric: Phenomenon. Unfortunately fats are calorically dense. Twice as much as carbohydrates and proteins. So unfortuantely you don't have to eat too many fats(gram) wise before your intake of calories becomes so significant that you are consuming more calories than you are burning. In that setting you will start you store calories and usually in the form of fat. ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend a reduced intake of saturated fats?

Disease Associations: Consumption of saturated fats (fats from animal and dairy products) has been shown in many studies to be an independent risk factor for the development of many diseases, including heart disease and high cholesterol. Some studies have also shown an increased risk of various cancers in people who consume large amounts of saturated fats. ...Read more

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How can saturated fats increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more

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How do un and saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

How do un and saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

Like other fats: Fats have 9 calories per gram as compared to about 4 calories per gram for protein and carbohydrates. Fats, good or bad, all have about the same caloric content and are more or less equally fatteing. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more