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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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?

Why do doctors recommend a reduced intake of saturated fats?

To protect the heart: Saturated fats are usually from animal products we consume in our diet, such as dairy products and red meat. Eating a lot of saturated fat can raise one's cholesterol, which is directly related to a higher risk of coronary artery disease. If one's coronary (heart) arteries are narrowing from cholesterol plaques, the blood supply to the heart gets blocked, causing a higher risk of mortality. ...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

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Are saturated fats always found in plaque build up on arterial walls?

Are saturated fats always found in plaque build up on arterial walls?

It contributes to pl: Plaque consists of calcium, fat, cholesterol and cellular waste, so there is some saturated fat along with calcium and cholesterol in the arterial plaque which causes atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Why the big attention to coconut milk? I thought it had saturated fat.

Why the big attention to coconut milk? I thought it had saturated fat.

It's popular now.: Coconut milk (unless fat free) is high in saturated fats, which are not good for you. Coconut if very popular right now, but it will pass, like all other fads. Saturated fats increase bad cholesterol and decrease good cholesterol, along with many other possible concerns. ...Read more

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Is mutton is fattening and how many calories and it has saturated fats...?

Is mutton is fattening and how many calories and it has saturated fats...?

It has plenty of fat: One nutrition website has roasted mutton at (for 10 oz of mutton) 660 cal, 30g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 90g protein. Compare that with roasted chicken breast (skin included) 550 cal, 22g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 84g protein; or skinless roasted breast 460 cal, 10g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 86g protein. So, mutton once in a while should be fine, but not every day. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between saturated fat and trans fat?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between saturated fat and trans fat?

Fats: Saturated fats are mostly the animal fats. Trans fats are made in the lab and are the reason twinkies last for decades. ...Read more

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Is it trans fat or saturated fat that produces plaque and can exercise prevent this?

Is it trans fat or saturated fat that produces plaque and can exercise prevent this?

Neither is good: Trans fats seem to be worse, but both types tend to raise total and LDL cholesterol, which should increase plaque deposition and risk of cardiac events. Exercise (along with other healthy lifestyle habits) can definitely improve your cholesterol panel, prevent plaques and protect you from heart attack. ...Read more

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Kind bars have 18% saturated fat. Should they be avoided by people with high cholesterol?

Kind bars have 18% saturated fat. Should they be avoided by people with high cholesterol?

No: The 18% you are referring to is 18% of what is suggested for a normal healthy diet in one day. The saturated fat in Kind bars comes mostly from nuts and is a healthy form of fat. Also not all Kind bars have the same amount of fat. For example the fruit and nut delight bars have 1.5 grams of saturated fat which is only 8% of the suggested daily amount of saturated fat. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise cholesterol levels and mono/poly-unsaturated fat not suppose to?

How does saturated fat raise cholesterol levels and mono/poly-unsaturated fat not suppose to?

The body can make it: The body can make the saturated fat, but there are certain lipids that has to be ingested with food because the body cannot make it. For those that the body can make, any extra amount ingested with food will start to accumulate and building up the levels. ...Read more

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What is the basis of our increased concern about saturated fats, cholesterol and trans-fatty acids?

What is the basis of our increased concern about saturated fats, cholesterol and trans-fatty acids?

Heart disease: Increasing intake of saturated fats/trans fats typically drives up the cholesterol and in particular the bad cholesterol (ldl/triglyceride) components. Elevated levels of these are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The high caloric load typical for fatty foods also adversely affects cardiac health. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more