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saturated

 [sach´er-āt-ed]
1. denoting an organic compound that has only single bonds between carbon atoms.
2. holding all of a solute that can be held in a solution by the solvent (saturated solution).

saturated

/sat·u·rat·ed/ (sach´ah-rāt″ed)
1. denoting a chemical compound that has only single bonds and no double or triple bonds between atoms.
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Palmitic acid, a common saturated fatty acid.
2. unable to hold in solution any more of a given substance.

saturated

(săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
Chemistry
a. Combined with or containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature.
b. Relating to an organic compound, especially a fatty acid, containing the maximum number of hydrogen atoms and only single bonds between the carbon atoms.

saturated

[sach′ərā′tid]
Etymology: L, saturare, to fill
1 having absorbed or dissolved the maximum amount of a given substance, such as a solution in which no more of the solute can be dissolved.
2 also called saturated hydrocarbon. An organic compound that contains the maximum number of hydrogen atoms so that only single bonds exist in the carbon chain, as in saturated fatty acids. Compare unsaturated.

saturated

1. denoting an organic compound that has only single bonds between carbon atoms and is therefore less reactive than one with double bonds, e.g. saturated fatty acids.
2. holding all of a solute that can be held in solution by the solvent (saturated solution).

saturated fatty acids
see fatty acids.

Patient discussion about saturated

Q. I am wondering if any of you are ENTHUSED about the use of COCONUT OIL. I ask because it IS SATURATED FAT. I have trouble losing weight. That inculdes getting cold frequently, and was wondering if cocounut oil would help me maintain body temperture more easily. Also, I have notice that SOME claim that coconut oil has many health benefits not affiliated with polyunsaturates.

A. i know there was a Polynesian research about people that consume coconut oil on a daily basis in parallel to people who don't. they found out that there are high cholesterol levels among the people that consumed coconut oil but no significant difference in heart problems.

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While substituting polyunsaturated oils for saturated fats is best at reducing LDLs, Kris-Etherton points out that olive oil has many natural bioactive components.
TOTAL Calories 2,842 Fat 139g Saturated fat 67g Salt 8.
Product Saturated Fat Coconut oil, 1 Tbsp 11 grams Commercial canned 42 grams coconut milk, 1 cup Commercial canned 16 grams coconut milk, light, 1 cup Refrigerated or 4-5 grams aseptic package coconut milk, 1 cup Coconut yogurt, 4 oz 1.
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Dr Gupte said that the solution is not to eliminate saturated fats from daily diets, but to consume them in moderation.
Guidelines currently recommend that saturated fats are limited to less than 10 per cent, and trans fats to less than one per cent of energy, to reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.
Reducing carbs and adding fat to the diet in a well-formulated way, on the other hand, ensures the body will promptly burn the saturated fat as fuel--so it will not be stored.
Manufacturers and retailers responsible for producing half of the UK's food have committed to the pledge to date and, as a result, it is anticipated that saturated fat equivalent to more than one and a half Olympic sized swimming pools will be removed from the nation's diet during 2014.
For decades, health officials have urged the public to avoid saturated fat as much as possible, saying it should be replaced with the unsaturated fats in foods like nuts, fish, seeds and vegetable oils.
she ordered something with saturated fat like lamb or beef.
Saturated fats, like those found in rich cheeses and meats, may do more than weigh men down after a meal - a Danish study also links them to dwindling sperm counts.
The researchers then broke the results into four groups depending on how much of the men's energy intake came from saturated fats, and compared how much sperm the men in each group produced.