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My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good. Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good.  Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

Not necessarily but: Saturated fats can affect cholesterol levels, but about half of those who die from cardiovascular disease have "normal" lipid levels. Saturated fats may cause arterial damage independent of effects on lipid levels, but the degree to which saturated fats increase risk of heart disease is controversial. See https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/saturated_fat_and_cardiovascular_disease_controversy & comment:. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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

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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