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Fat in nuts lowers hdl-cholesterol, or the fat in nuts lowers ldl- cholesterol?

Fat in nuts lowers hdl-cholesterol, or the fat in nuts lowers ldl- cholesterol?

Nuts good for HDL: Eating nuts tends to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol. The effect is larger if triglycerides are also elevated. See this excellent review paper for more information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3257681 also remember that weight loss and exercise improve cardiovascular risk substantially. ...Read more

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Body fat and testosterone related?

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Body fat and testosterone related?

Testosterone: The amount of body fat can influence the ratio between testosterone and estrogen in your body. Adipose tissue (fat) has the ability to convert testosterone to estrogen. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Is having 16.8% total body fat with 4.5% visceral fat healthy for 150lbs 5 11 male?

Is having 16.8% total body fat with 4.5% visceral fat healthy for 150lbs 5 11 male?

Probably: It seems like your fat percentage is a little high. However, your overall body weight is very low, and maintenance of a low body weight reduces risk. It would be better to focus more of your calorie intake on low inflammatory proteins and complex carbohydrates; simple carbs promote visceral fat deposition and also the deposition of high percentages of fat in general. TY for this fun question! ...Read more

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What is the good fat trans fat polyunsaturated are saturated fat thanks?

What is the good fat trans fat  polyunsaturated are saturated fat  thanks?

Sat. & some UnSat.: The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Plant fats more double bonds & liquid than animal, more solid, but this does not mean healthier: ancel keys fraudulent. ...Read more

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Is body fat percentage the same as bmi?

Is body fat percentage the same as bmi?

Different measures: Percentage body fat is just that & direct measurements are hard, requiring weight on land & suspension in a water tank with elaborate calculations. Most normal adults run in the 20's % while a body builder would run<5%. Special scales & caliper measures estimate body fat. Bmi is a number relating weight to height. It is easier to obtain but less specific. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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Does xanical burn body stored fat?

Does xanical burn body stored fat?

Not mode of action.: Xenical works by blocking digestion of about 1/3rd of ingested fat. ...Read more

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Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

Not exactly: Newer research suggests it is more complex than that.For instance, two people can eat the same amount of calories, all other things being equal, and show different amounts of wt gain or loss.This suggest people are different and even calories are different. ...Read more

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Which is more healthy, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

Which is more healthy, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

PUFA Toxicity: Most people in industrialized countries get too much polyunsaturated fat of the omega-6 kind: from either natural or partially hydrogenated corn, soy, cottonseed or safflower oils. Only 1% of dietary calories is required as polyunsaturates and most modern diets supply 10% or more. These fats oxidize themselves (the same process makes oil-based paint dry) and increase the need for anti-oxidants. ...Read more

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When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?

When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?

Not enough activity: The simple formula which determines if you gain or lose weight is Calories taken in minus Calories used. Taken on a day to day basis, you can know if you are using up the calories or not. If calories eaten far exceeds calories burned up by whatever activity, weight is gained. It does not matter if the calories are fats proteins or carbohydrates, body chemistry turns the excess into fat to store it ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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Is low body fat around penis healthy?

Is low body fat around penis healthy?

Your question?: There's ordinarily no fat on a guy's penis. Actually, a man doesn't need any body fat in any case -- and muscle definition is much sought-after by celebrities and is a sign of good athletic conditioning. ...Read more

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Sports protein drink: Any concern with saturated fat 1.5 mg; trans fat 0 mg; polyunsaturated fat 1gm; monounsaturated fat 4.5 mg. in 11 oz. drink.(?)

Sports protein drink: Any concern with saturated fat 1.5 mg; trans fat 0 mg; polyunsaturated fat 1gm; monounsaturated fat 4.5 mg. in 11 oz. drink.(?)

7 grams of fat: is quite a bit for a protein shake of 11 ounces. There begin is more monounsaturated fat (4.5) than saturated fat (1.5) is good. It is great that you are reading food labels. Keep looking around, you should be able to find a protein shake which contains less fat and no saturated fat. See photo of protein shake mix which contains 0 g fat and less than 1 g of sugar. ...Read more

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How are trans fat and unsaturated fat distinguished from each other?

Incomplete fat: This is theoretical mostly -- what you need to know is that animal fat is mostly saturated and complete. Vegetable fat is a good fat and mostly unsaturated. ...Read more

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Does eating high fat but low carb foods make you lose weight but higher cholesterol levels or is ingested fats also stored as fat in our bodies?

Does eating high fat but low carb foods make you lose weight but higher cholesterol levels or is ingested fats also stored as fat in our bodies?

Fat has calories: Fatty foods are packed with calories, twice the number of carbs or proteins for the same amount of food. So high fat is not going to help you lose weight just because you are avoiding starches and sugars (carbs). Your total calorie intake needs to go down and/or your exercise up to lose weight. Start reading labels with portion size and calorie content as well as the breakdown carb/protein/fats. ...Read more

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How much body weight is below 10% body fat?

How much body weight is below 10% body fat?

Probably TOO LOW: If your weight is 150# & 15# is fat, then 10% body fat classification women (% fat) men (% fat) essential fat 10-12% 2-4% athletes 14-20% 6-13% fitness 21-24% 14-17% acceptable 25-31% 18-25% obese 32%+ 25%+. ...Read more

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What is the ideal unsaturated to saturated fat ratio?

What is the ideal unsaturated to saturated fat ratio?

10% saturated: If 30% of your diet is fat. No more than 10% of the fat should come from saturated fats. The other 20% should be from mono and polyunsaturated fats, like olive oil and canola oil respectively. ...Read more

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What to eat which reduces overall body fat?

What to eat which reduces overall body fat?

Lose weight fast: Well, the goal should be to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off permanently. Trying to lose weight rapidly with an extreme "crash" diet is a setup for failure, or the yo-yo effect (when you stop the diet you regain the weight back plus more). Eat healthy (high protein & vegetables, low in carbs and sugar) and do a lot of cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more