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Doctor insights on: Tans Fat Vs Saturated Fats Health Issues

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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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Saturated Fat (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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

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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Will it effect a 16 year old's health if they exercise everyday but eat too much saturated fat?

Will it effect a 16 year old's health if they exercise everyday but eat too much saturated fat?

Diet and exercise: Yes, although there are many factors which go into overall cardiovascular health: how much saturated fat? How much exercise? How healthy is the rest of the diet? Is the child overweight? Any other health problems? Any concerning family history. The balance of all these factors and more will determine one's health. In general, though, increasing exercise should help as should lowering fat intake. ...Read more

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My 16 months son has ethyl malonic aciduria, which kind of fats that harm his health (saturated or monoun saturated fat) ?

My 16 months son has ethyl malonic aciduria, which kind of fats that harm his health (saturated or monoun saturated fat) ?

His doctor can help: With a young child who has a metabolic disorder, the clinical genetics doctor and the pediatrician can help with advice on dietary restrictions. The cause of ethylmalonic aciduria may be a mutation that causes abnormal handling of certain Amino Acids (which come from digesting dietary protein), which means the type of fats in the diet shouldn't matter much. ...Read more

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I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health  benefits,  or concerns from the saturated fat.

Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more

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Is it because saturated fats are solid that they cause more issues in cardiovascular diseases?

Is it because saturated fats are solid that they cause more issues in cardiovascular diseases?

Saturated fats: Are the "bad" fats that elevate your cholesterol & triglycerided which are factors in causing deposits on inside of vessels & eventually blockage. ...Read more