saturated fats


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saturated fats

Fats containing FATTY ACIDS in which the carbon atoms are linked by single covalent bonds.

saturated fats

see FATTY ACID.
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This information will help you choose foods lowest in saturated fats.
Reducing saturated fats in foods reviews the sources and effects of saturated fats in food and the ways in which the food industry can effectively reduce saturates.
Stick margarine is higher in saturated fats in order to make the product solid at room temperature, like butter.
The SDHS is a randomized, controlled trial comparing the rates of heart disease in people who replaced saturated fats with safflower oil (omega-6 fats).
It's also true that too much saturated fat contributes significantly to the 200,000 premature UK deaths each year from cardiovascular disease.
For saturated fats look for low foods which have 1.
The move comes amid concerns that our diets are too high in saturated fats, increasing the risk of heart disease.
Health-supporting fats from vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds should not be grouped with saturated fats and trans fatty acids.
Dietician Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University, says transfatty acids and saturated fats cause the same kinds of heart-health problems.
Then came the news that margarine's trans fat may be even worse than butter's saturated fat, which threw millions of confused consumers back into the butter camp.
Trans fats are chemically different from saturated fats, which also raise the risk of heart disease, and have not been included in saturated fat content on the nutrition label.
Hoping to find tasty alternatives to the cholesterol-elevating saturated fats in meats and butter, health-conscious diners have been scrutinizing food labels in search of products containing fats that are easier on the heart.