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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So if you need 2,000 calories per day, no more than 120 of them should come from saturated fats.
Researchers at Cambridge University found that giving up fatty meat, cream or butter is unlikely to improve health, but called for guidelines to be changed to reflect growing evidence suggesting there's no overall association between saturated fat and heart disease.
AAK (UK), a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of fats and functional ingredients, is helping food manufacturers and retailers to reduce the saturated fat content of their products, enabling them to commit to the Government's 'Responsibility Deal Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge'.
You can eat an occasional burger without feeling that you're compromising your diet, because recent studies like the SDHS found that for many people, reducing saturated fats actually increases the risk for heart disease.
health authorities advise consuming as little trans fat as possible and just 5-6 percent saturated fat daily.
Researchers found that young Danish men who ate the most saturated fats had a 38 percent lower concentration of sperm, and 41 percent lower sperm counts in their semen, than those who ate the least fat.
The results demonstrated that women who frequently consumed more saturated fat scored worse on cognitive function tests at the end of the study than their counterparts who ate healthier types of fat.
Even though physiological research has found no indication that saturated fat increases dense LDL cholesterol or triglycerides, policymakers and many scientists tend to ignore this information, as Nina Teicholz explains in an article for Men's Health.
Men should eat no more than 30g and women no more than 20g of saturated fat a day, yet government research shows we're eating on average nearly 20% too much.
WOMEN across the region are being encouraged to "dress up" as part of a new campaign to cut down saturated fat intake.
He said: "Our region suffers from some of the highest incidence of cardiovascular disease in the UK, so it's particularly important to raise awareness within Cheshire and Merseyside and thewider north west, of the need to reduce the amount of saturated fats in our diet.
Fish ready meals are often high in saturated fats because of creamy sauces, but M&S said its modifications managed to retain the luxury elements while being healthier.