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polyunsaturated

of or relating to a class of animal and vegetable fats, the molecules of which consist of long carbon chains with many double bonds. Polyunsaturated compounds are less likely to be converted into cholesterol in the body. They are widely used in margarines and in the manufacture of paints and varnishes
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Saturated fat is less healthful than unsaturated or polyunsaturated. Doctors link too much saturated fat with cardiovascular disease.
While physicians and health practitioners advise substituting monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with food that contains saturated and trans fat, it is still not that easy to eat"clean" all the time.
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"Our study shows the importance of eliminating trans fat and replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fats, including both omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
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Oils rich in polyunsaturated lipids contribute vitamin E to the diet, an antioxidant vitamin which many of us need more of.
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The results of a series of experiments threaten to turn on its head official advice that oils rich in polyunsaturated fats - such as corn oil and sunflower oil - are better for the health than the saturated fats in animal products.
Switching from butter to polyunsaturated or monounsaturated spreads can help lower your cholesterol
For instance, -3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and a number of polyphenolic phytochemicals have been shown to be effective against inflammation in animal and cell models.
The meta-analysis reported that people had the same risk of heart disease whether they ate a diet high in saturated fat (in meat, dairy, and tropical oils) or one high in polyunsaturated fats (in foods like soybean oil, mayo, salad dressing, and fish).