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What are polyunsaturated fats?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Liquid at room temp

Fats are a macronutrient, like protein and carbohydrate.
If chem bonds are all single=saturated fat (usually solid at room temp, e.g. Butter, lard); not heart healthy. Unsat fat has 1 double bond ( mufa, e.g.Olive, canola oil), or more double bonds (pufa, e.g. Corn, safflower, ).: heart healthy. Take pufa, treat with heat/pressure, change bonds=trans fat (e.g. Shortening); very heart unhealthy.

In brief: Liquid at room temp

Fats are a macronutrient, like protein and carbohydrate.
If chem bonds are all single=saturated fat (usually solid at room temp, e.g. Butter, lard); not heart healthy. Unsat fat has 1 double bond ( mufa, e.g.Olive, canola oil), or more double bonds (pufa, e.g. Corn, safflower, ).: heart healthy. Take pufa, treat with heat/pressure, change bonds=trans fat (e.g. Shortening); very heart unhealthy.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They are

the better fats to eat.

In brief: They are

the better fats to eat.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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