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Why Do Doctors Recommend A Reduced Intake Of Saturated Fats
Disease Associations: Consumption of saturated fats (fats from animal and dairy products) has been shown in many studies to be an independent risk factor for the development of many diseases, including heart disease and high cholesterol. Some studies have also shown an increased risk of various cancers in people who consume large amounts of saturated fats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If calories are less: Limiting one's intake of saturated fats helps fight against obesity only if the person is not eating non-saturated fats instead. Fats are fats, so saturated fats have the same number of calories as non-saturated fats. Substituting one fat for another fat won't change obesity. One would have to substitute with protein or whole-grain carbohydrates, to get fewer calories and loose some body fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been eating frozen chicken meals, getting 2, 000 calories total per day, but saturated fat intake is at 92% daily value (18g), is saturated fat too high? I'm 5'6", 95 lbs, mild active/sedentary.
Anytime you want: But it's not good for you or your cholesterol. ...Read more
Dietary fats: It's a type of fat that in excess is associated with heart disease and is found in animal fat, dairy fat, shellfish, even chocolate. People are always debating diets, but national guidelines still recommend a diet that is higher in the healthier unsaturated fats in vegetable oils, nuts and fish and lower in cholesterol and saturated fats. Details in ncep (national cholesterol education program). ...Read more
^ cholesterol: When in excess it can increase cholesterol. ...Read more
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
Fats: Saturated fats are mostly the animal fats. Trans fats are made in the lab and are the reason twinkies last for decades. ...Read more
I started weightlifting. Many people i've met recommend the paleo diet. If half of my calories came from saturated fat, what would it do to my body?
Unknown: It was widely believed that the low carb, high fat, atkins diet would cause a marked increase in LDL cholesterol and heart disease but it didn't. If you're normal weight and exercising regularly, it may not matter what you're eating but this has not been conclusively proven. As a cardiologist, I do not recommend 50% of calories from sat. Fat but you can measure your own lipids & see for yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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