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Doctor insights on: Saturated Fat

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Saturated Fat (Overview)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques in the blood stream.


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What is saturated fat?

What is saturated fat?

Single-bond: Fats have long chains of carbon; saturated fats have all the carbons joined by single bonds. They are less likely to get rancid, and they may be less healthy for the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
52 doctors shared insights

Saturated Fat (Overview)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques in the blood stream.


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Saturated fat (Tip)

Crucial: high saturated fats, natural, while avoiding all or nearly all carbs while eating protein. ...See more

Dr. Henry Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Don't eat skin on poultry
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Can you tell me is saturated fat bad for health ?

Can you tell me is saturated fat bad for health ?

Sat fat: Large amounts of saturated fat are probably deterimental to good health. Moderating satuirated fat intake is a good idea. ...Read more

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Saturated fat (Tip)

Muscles burn more calories than fat to "maintain.". ...See more

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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's the best way to avoid saturated fat in my diet?

What's the best way to avoid saturated fat in my diet?

Dont eat animals: Most saturated fat comes in the form of animal meats and fat, the skin of the chicken and turkey is all saturated fat, as is the white ribbed part of a steak. Reducing your intake of meat and poultry, can help. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
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Saturated fat (Tip)

May have a six-pack under that belly fat. Cardio workout, avoid trans ; eat food that increase hdls. ...See more

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Does eating 15 gram of saturated fat per day is bad for me ?

No: If you are eating 15 grams per day of saturated fat, you are doing a great job of limiting this! it's probably good to have a little saturated fat in the diet, and that's what you have at 15 grams. The recommended daily allowance is 20 grams. Most people consume substantially more than this. Keep up the great work! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Saturated fat (Tip)

Losing fat while keeping the muscle you have means you are leaner and stronger for your body weight! ...See more

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Are the effects of saturated fat on health lessened by exercise and why?

Intake: Of saturated fat can lead to weight gain and elevated cholesterol. Weight reduction can lower risks of obesity and also lead to improvement in cholesterol by lowering Insulin resistance. Medication may still be required. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does medicine feel that natural saturated fat is bad for your health?

Knowledge: Knowledge evolves over time as do concepts. The medical profession used to bleed people and treat with mercury. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to eat something with a lot of saturated fat in it once in a while?

Diet: Dietary recommendations are just that recommendations. Anything ingested to excess or in large amounts can be 'bad' for you. A 'once in a while' high fat meal is unlikely to be a problem for most of us. A regular high fat diet is likely a problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been trying to not go over the 100% dv for saturated fat, is this a healthy amount?

What to do if I have been trying to not go over the 100% dv for saturated fat, is this a healthy amount?

No! Way too Low: Sat. Fat theory never supported by science. Per mary enig phd., in her book: "know your fats", published 2000, saturated animal fats (non-processed), healthier than the more widely marketed/promoted vegetable fats such as canola, corn & safflower oil. Sat. Fat myth was started by ancel keys; study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi.Org. ...Read more