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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).
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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.
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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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