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Doctor insights on: Polysaturated Fat

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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I like be fat?

I like be fat?

That's nice.: The picture of shown next to the name hawzhen, seems to be one of a thin, young female. So, the question is: what does your question mean? Are you thin and would like to be fat (rare)? Do you perceive yourself as too thin and would like to gain weight? 18 years old, typically the time young people start college, or perhaps leave home for another reason, is common age for eating disorders..... ...Read more

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Why am I fat ?

Why am I fat 
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You tell us...: Do you exercise regularly? Do you make healthful food choices? Do you choose fruits, vegetables and lean proteins over cakes, cookies and sweets? Are you active or sedentary generally? Have you had a medical check-up lately to be sure there's no medical reason you're overweight? Are your close family members overweight? ...Read more

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What are "good fats"?

What are "good fats"?

Unsaturated: The weight of opinion is that a diet high in saturated fat increases LDL cholesterol / vascular risk (heart attack, stroke). Epidemiologic studies especially based on what people say they've eaten and without controlling for other factors generate unreliable results; this is "best current thinking." trans-fats are generally no longer available over concerns about risk despite no real animal model. ...Read more

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What makes you fat in foods?

What makes you fat in foods?

Extra calories: When u take more calories than you burn, it gets stored as fat. ...Read more

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Which nuts are lowest in fat?

Almonds, peanuts: Nuts are high in fat, which in part explains why they taste so good. Almonds have a lower amount than most, but not much lower. Peanuts are very much lower but they in fact are a legume and not a true nut. It is best, from a fat standpoint, to treat all nuts as equivalent in fat. ...Read more

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No not fat... I want to be fat?

No not fat...
I want to be fat?

?: So your question is how to get fat??? If you consume more calories than you use up during the day, you will gain wt. Look at any web site for wt loss and use this in reverse. The big question is why do you want to get fat ...Read more