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Leading Sources Of Saturated Fat In The American Diet Include
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
If saturated fats are a concern, why does an all plant based diet not warn about all the saturated fat in nuts and seeds?
Can you please give me a technical description of saturated fat, how can I reduce it in my diet, and what foods are best to do so?
If you start exercising lots at an early age can it prevent plaque build up or do you need to eat a low saturated fat diet as well?
Is 92% "daily value" (18 grams) saturated fat too high on a 2000 calorie diet for someone who is slightly underweight and mildly active/sedentary?
No: The 2000 calorie diet is a recommendation for a female of an ideal weight so is a saturated fat intake. For an ideal male it's around 2400. Your saturated fat intake is ok, but if you're concerned about it's effect on your body ask your doctor to run a cholesterol panel and it will tell you whether you need to modify your diet. ...Read more
Fats clog arteries: Fatty meals contain cholesterol and lipids that are able to penetrate the lining of your arteries including the coronary arteries and the arteries that feed the brain. The penetration of the smooth arterial wall allows an inflammatory reaction resulting in a fatty plaque. Plaque rupture causes a clot to form in the arterry blocking the flow of blood/oxygen resulting in a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more
How does a diet rich in saturated fat contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease? What does the fat do?
This is not true: Dietary saturated fats & dietary choleseterol do not cause heart disease. Studies consistently show that saturated fats raise HDL (the good cholesterol). Sugars & excess carbs on the other hand, particularly high frutose corn syrup raise triglycerides, contribute to Insulin resistance & eventually cause full blown diabetes, high blood pressure & heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've always been underweight, but my diet has included (a lot?) saturated fat (92% dv per day) the past year, should I worry about heart attack?
I will recommend: You to get a lipid panel and check triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol. Also, balance your diet more with more proteins, complex carbohydrates, vegetables and less unsaturated fats. Being skinny do not always translate into being healthy. I will avoid saturated fats at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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