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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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What's a good way for us to help excrete cholesterol, saturated fat, trans-fat?

What's a good way for us to help excrete cholesterol, saturated fat, trans-fat?

Drugs, drugs, drugs: Bile acid binding agents (cholestyraminie and colestid) will help you more efficiently excrete fats - however these agents are less potent than drugs that interfere with the metabolism of fats (the statins). ...Read more

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What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

Unhealthy Fats: Unsaturated fats are in salmon, trout herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and olive oil. They help improve blood Cholesterol.
Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) Cholesterol levels causing increased risk of heart disease.
They are in doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, cakes, fried fast food,
Avoid Trans fats
See Physician for Healthy Diet for your Heart! ...Read more

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Difference between mono unsaturated fats and trans fat?

Difference between mono unsaturated fats and trans fat?

Chemistry & Health: Mono saturated fats are defined by having only one methyl group and the remainder of their carbon chain contain double bonds and no hydrogen atoms attached. That's chemistry. They are neutral in raising the LDL cholesterol & liquid at body temp. Trans saturated fatty acids are saturated fats- having lots of hydrogen atoms & the double bonds are in a trans configuration. They raise LDL, solid @ 98.6. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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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What are trans fats?

Transformed veg. Oil: Trans fat is what one gets by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil. The trans fat is more solid, less "oily", and makes junk food more stable for a longer time. Trans fat is bad because it raises a person's bad cholesterol, and lowers his good cholesterol, so it blocks up arteries worse than saturated fats do. Food labels that say "0 grams" trans fat mean "less than half a gram", not necessarily zero! ...Read more

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How bad is trans fat for u

How bad is trans fat for u

Heart disease = bad: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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What is trans fat? Is it bad?

What is trans fat? Is it bad?

Hydrogenated oils: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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Why is trans fat bad for you?

Why is trans fat bad for you?

Heart disease: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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Why are trans fats so bad for you?

Why are trans fats so bad for you?

Cause many illnesses: Most trans fats come from partially hydrogenated oils found in many processed & fried foods like french fries & donuts. Simply put, trans fats are highly toxic. They cause inflammation, raise cholesterol & may cause up to 100, 000 deaths in the us from heart disease each year. They also increase risk of alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, depression & infertility. See my comment for some links. ...Read more

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How does our body break down trans fats?

Trans fats are: Foreign to the body, like fake money. The receptor sites on our molecules do not recognize them properly, thus they are bad for our health. They low down metabolism and foster diabetes. Peace and good health. Best to go for good fats, e.g., fish oil, coconut oil, avocado, etc. ...Read more

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How much trans fat is fine to eat per day?

How much trans fat is fine to eat per day?

ZERO: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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So how long do trans fats stay in the body?

Trans fats: Great question! Adding to dr. Novick's response, trans fats also get incorporated into the membrane structure of your cells. This can affect the receptors on those cells, making them less responsive to chemical messengers essential in the running of your body (including your brain). It's best to have a supply of healthy fats around that your body can use to make healthy cell membranes. ...Read more

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Is it ever healthy to eat foods with trans fats?

No: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily amount of trans fat?

What is the recommended daily amount of trans fat?

ZERO.: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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Where are the most common places to find trans fats?

Man made fat: Trans fats is a man made fat changing the fat molecule so it last. It is found in foods with hydrogenated fat or partially hydrogenated fat. It is solid at room temperature (ex crisco) and is found in processed foods like potato chips and baked goods. This is a very bad fat linked to heart disease. Avoid this by not eating processed food. Nature does not make this...Only man does. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trans fats?

Hydrogenated oils: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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What would happen if I ate 15 grams of trans fats in one day?

What would happen if I ate 15 grams of trans fats in one day?

Repetition is Key: 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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What is trans fat and what foods in particular is it found in?

Baked goods: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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What are trans fats and processed foods? Why are they bad for the body?

What are trans fats and processed foods? Why are they bad for the body?

Clogs the arteries: Trans-fats are created to make oils more solid and keep their flavor or texture longer in processed foods. The unfortunate thing is that trans-fats cause bad cholesterol-related problems, and clog up arteries, leading to heart disease, artery disease, or strokes. In recent years, food processing companies have taken much of the trans-fats out of their foods (but replaced them with other fats). ...Read more

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What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

Trans fats: Trans fats were created when manufacturers started turning liquid oils into solid fats -- like margarine -- as a substitute for the saturated fats in butter, cream, & meats that people thought caused heart disease. The process used is called hydrogenation. Later they realized that these products last longer before going rancid. So now, many foods contain this despite ill effects in humans. ...Read more

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What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

LowerProcessingCosts: The issue is: when double bonds, between carbons, are converted to single, the bond spatial pattern. Lookup in google images: "cis-fat vs. Trans-fat". The vast majority of c-c bonds in fats, & other carbon backbone molecules, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side groups). Living cells break double bonds to cis-bonds; industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. ...Read more

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The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

Heart disease: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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If trans fats are bad for us, what are the other kinds of fat we are supposed to eat?

Loaded question.: All fats are high in calories and can contribute to being weight gain, so in general the intake of fats should be limited. That being said, if you were to eat fats make sure they're mono- and polyunsaturated fats which are a bit healthier than the others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

BAD BAD BAD: Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowers your HDL ("good") cholesterol. ...Read more

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