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polyunsaturated

 [pol″e-un-sach´er-a-ted]
denoting a fatty acid, e.g., linoleic acid, having more than one double bond in its hydrocarbon chain.

polyunsaturated

(pŏl′ē-ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, having two or more double bonds between the carbon atoms. Increasing dietary intake of foods containing polyunsaturated fatty acids, including safflower, sunflower, soybean, and corn oils and cold-water fish such as salmon, can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

polyunsaturated

Pertaining to long chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, that contain more than one carbon to carbon double bonds (unsaturated bonds).

polyunsaturated

(of FAT and FATTY ACIDS) having more than one carbon-carbon(C==C) double-bond in the HYDROCARBON chain.
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* Polyunsaturated fats: Two types of polyunsaturated fat--omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids--are important to brain function, but Americans tend to eat too little omega-3, and too much omega-6.
Oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) also provide essential fats that your body needs but can't produce itself, such as the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
He said the oils when "completely pure [and] authentic offer no threats to human health" but that "LOPs arising from the frequent and common use of polyunsaturated fats" for frying "certainly do so".
In a letter published in the Annals, CSPI's Bonnie Liebman and co-authors pointed out a crucial flaw in the meta-analysis, which combined the results of clinical trials that replaced saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat: it included a trial in which some of the saturated fat was replaced with a high-trans margarine.
Fat Content: 77% monounsaturated, 9% polyunsaturated, 14% saturated fats.
There are three types of dietary fats: saturated fats (mostly animal fat in meat and dairy products), monounsaturated fats (in olive oil and avocados), and polyunsaturated fats (in fish and vegetable oils).
The dogs, who work in a variety of jobs here and abroad from sniffing out bombs to uncovering contraband, performed better in exercise and detection tests with a simple change in diet--one higher in polyunsaturated fats.
The results show that each 0.1 g per day or 0.1 percent energy per day increment of intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid derived from fish was associated with a 5 percent reduction in risk.
For decades, the primary characteristic of a healthy-heart diet has been the use of polyunsaturated vegetable oils in place of saturated fats, found in meat, eggs, and dairy products.
A study published today in the British Medical Journal finds that people who followed health advice and ate certain omega-6 polyunsaturated fats instead of animal fats had higher death rates.
We have had 50 years of advice to substitute vegetable oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for animal fats, rich in saturated fatty acids (SFAs).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Dietary advice about fats and the risk of heart disease is called into question on bmj.com today as a clinical trial shows that replacing saturated animal fats with omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable fats is linked to an increased risk of death among patients with heart disease.