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Doctor insights on: Saturated Vs Unsaturated Fat Molecular Level

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Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

It's not Better: Polyunsaturated fat (pufa) and saturated fat have the same calories to make you gain weight, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar. The most recent studies show monounsaturated fats such as olive oil or canola oil are the least harmful: unlike pufa, they do not auto-oxidize or increase inflammation and they are the fastest to be burned as fuel. But really, there is "no safe fat!". ...Read more

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What are the consequences of eating more than the recommended level of saturated fat just one day, one time? Really worried.

What are the consequences of eating more than the recommended level of saturated fat just one day, one time? Really worried.

I'm sorry you seem: to be so misinformed about dietary fat and that this is a source of worry. Guidelines about limiting saturated fat are meant to influence long term, consistent dietary choices that favor health. But NO ONE follows them 100% of the time and NO ONE expects you to.There would be no measurable health effects from eating high saturated fat one day.Congratulations on your commitment but educate yourself ...Read more

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What are the consequences of eating more than the recommended level of saturated fat just one day, one time? Really worried.

What are the consequences of eating more than the recommended level of saturated fat  just one day, one time?  Really worried.

Saturated fats: One time consumption of saturated fats may not have long-term effects as eating daily of saturated fats. Regular exercise and balance diet would be the recommendation ...Read more

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How can saturated fats increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise cholesterol levels and mono/poly-unsaturated fat not suppose to?

How does saturated fat raise cholesterol levels and mono/poly-unsaturated fat not suppose to?

The body can make it: The body can make the saturated fat, but there are certain lipids that has to be ingested with food because the body cannot make it. For those that the body can make, any extra amount ingested with food will start to accumulate and building up the levels. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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