Polyunsaturated fats


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Polyunsaturated fats

A non-animal oil or fatty acid rich in unsaturated chemical bonds not associated with the formation of cholesterol in the blood.
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The key to explaining this conundrum may lie not in the cholesterol but in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)--a long-chain, omega-3 polyunsaturated fat (SN: 04/15/89, p.
These include omega-3 (ALA) and omega-6 fatty acids (LA), which are types of polyunsaturated fat that do not occur naturally within the body and must be obtained from dietary intake.
Scientists think that polyunsaturated fats may help keep cells from proliferating.
The reason: the omega-3 fatty acids in fish, which are polyunsaturated fats, have been shown to reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The nutritional profile of Best Foods(R) Canola Real Mayonnaise is intended to appeal to those consumers who want their diet to include a healthy balance of mono and polyunsaturated fats," said David Blanchard, Senior Vice President of Research and Development & Supply Chain, Unilever.
Fact: Some polyunsaturated fats are essential and can actually help reduce blood cholesterol levels when eaten as part of a healthy diet.
A few years ago we were told to eat more polyunsaturated fats.
The oil extracts about 40 percent of the meat's cholesterol and replaces much of the saturated fat with potentially healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, he explains.
10, 1994--Contrary to widespread claims, vegetable oils high in monounsaturated fats -- such as canola and olive oil -- offer no advantage over corn oil, safflower oil and other polyunsaturated fats in terms of controlling unhealthful cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, a Stanford researcher has concluded.
The major sources in the diet of polyunsaturated fats are margarine, salad dressings, nuts and vegetable oils.
Over that same period, polyunsaturated fats increased from between 2 and 4 percent of calories to 7.
Unlike most food marketers who emphasize reduction or elimination of dietary cholesterol in food, the company has focused its efforts on reducing the total fat content of its products and improving the ratio of polyunsaturated fats to saturated fats.