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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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