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Doctor insights on: The Chemistry Of Unsaturated And Saturated Fats

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If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

NO!!!: First of all, there is good reason to question whether saturated fats are actually unhealthy- see http://www.Bmj.Com/content/347/bmj.F6340 however, trans fats are among the most toxic foods one can eat and a major cause of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq no amount of healthy fats can "cancel out" the incredible toxicity caused by trans fats. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Is the fat in grapes saturated or unsaturated?

Is the fat in grapes saturated or unsaturated?

Grape fats.: Here is breakdown of fat content of different types of grapes: https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/grapes/fat. There tends to be combination of fat types. ...Read more

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What is the basis of our increased concern about saturated fats, cholesterol and trans-fatty acids?

Heart disease: Increasing intake of saturated fats/trans fats typically drives up the cholesterol and in particular the bad cholesterol (ldl/triglyceride) components. Elevated levels of these are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The high caloric load typical for fatty foods also adversely affects cardiac health. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of hydrogenating unsaturated fats?

Phase: Hi. Saturation of unsaturated fats causes a phase transition from liquid at room temperature to solid at room temperature. ...Read more

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What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

Various plant based: Not healthy, despite marketing, high in omega 6 ; 9, not 3 fatty acids. Study videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, science for smart people, fatchance.Html. Dietdoctor.Com/about ; many other references. Cholesterol is made by every one of our cells; wrong issue! correct issue lipoproteins. Hflc, not lchf, foods improve ldl. ...Read more

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What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?

What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?

Heart healthy: unsaturated fats are heart healthy, protein are the building blocks of cells, tissues and organs. We need at least 0.8 to 1.0 grams per kilogram of body weight of protein a day to help the body repair, rejuvenate and produce new body parts. ...Read more

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Hey! What are the harmful effects of unsaturated fats and cholesterol?

Hey! What are the harmful effects of unsaturated fats and cholesterol?

Vascular health: Both components, if abundant in the diet, will increase the levels of LDL cholesterol and possibly the risk of atherosclerosis, but put in in context. Especially in the past decade, major scientific papers have re-examined the question and found little impact, and even asked whether the worries are justified. I'd suggest you eat sensibly and stay physically fit, and not criticize food choices. ...Read more

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What are the functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in the body?

What are the functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in the body?

Replace tissue&Energ: Have U seen dead animal after 2days? UR Stomach lining(which exposd to acid&dig-enzymes) is replaced every 2wks. UR Heart Mscle is replaced every 4-6 mnths Individuals who shed skin cells faster than can replace have Psoriasis, Excema Carbs mainly for energy, but also form backbones of some proteins. 18 inch baby become 6'4", cells did not get bigger, all replaced&more added hundreds of times ...Read more

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What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

Unhealthy Fats: Unsaturated fats are in salmon, trout herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and olive oil. They help improve blood Cholesterol. Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) Cholesterol levels causing increased risk of heart disease. They are in doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, cakes, fried fast food, Avoid Trans fats See Physician for Healthy Diet for your Heart! ...Read more

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If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

Unsaturated fats: The remaining fats are unsaturated fats. Trans fats are very toxic and should be avoided as much as possible. Most saturated fats are unhealthy, though smaller saturated fats like lauric acid in coconut oil are not unhealthy. Other fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are relatively healthy but can become less healthy when heated. ...Read more

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Are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat the same as omega 3 and 6 fats?

Are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat the same as omega 3 and 6 fats?

Omega 3 Fat: The problem in industrialized nations is too much omega 6 fat, from soy, corn, cottonseed and safflower oils. These fats oxidize themselves through the same process that makes oil-based paint dry--and increases the need for anti-oxidants. Deep sea oily fish is the best source of omega 3 fat, but canola oil also supplies some. ...Read more

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Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Yes: Both these types of fat have been shown to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol. Like any fat, they contain calories, so any extra fat should replace existing calories from saturated fat or carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What're the differences between monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats?

Poly vs monsaturated: Chemically speaking, polyunsaturated fats are fats that have more than one double-bonded (unsaturated) carbon in the molecule whereas monosaturated fats have one double-bounded (unsaturated ) carbon per molecule. ...Read more

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In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

The body is composed: The body is mostly muscle and protein (bone excluded), and the only stored carbs are glycogen (less than two pounds). Glycogen is an energy source that at maximal exertion lasts only twenty minutes! ingested carbs are not essential for life! ...Read more

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What are the differences between trans and saturated fats?

What are the differences between trans and saturated fats?

Carbon Bonds: Saturated means all single c-c bonds. Trans & cis refer to the orientation of the c-c bond after a c=c double bond converted to single. See google images. If double bonds (unsaturated) are converted to single by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans; all living cells do cis-. There is no evidence saturated fats of natural origin are unhealthy. Ancel keys a fraud, peter attia not. ...Read more