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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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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.
What to do: Replace saturated fats (in foods like red meats, dairy, and butter) with polyunsaturated fats (in foods like oils, fish, and nuts).
Interestingly, the investigators found that different subtypes of circulating long-chain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids had different associations with coronary risk, with some evidence that circulating levels of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids (two main types of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids), and arachidonic acid (an omega-6 fat) are each associated with lower coronary risk.
The study suggests that not all polyunsaturated fatty acids are good for the heart.
Advice to substitute polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats is a key component of worldwide dietary guidelines for coronary heart disease risk reduction.
Omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and omega-3 (n-3) PUFA are precursors to potent lipid mediator signalling molecules, eicosanoids, which have important roles in the regulation of inflammation.
Hormonal and metabolic effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome: results from a cross-sectional analysis and a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial.
The infants who received the fish oil did have higher levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids than the control group.
The researchers have developed a new method for increasing the stability of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat reduce blood cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease when they replace saturated fats in the diet[i].
Replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat in your diet can cut your heart-disease risk by 19 percent, according to research published in the March 23, 2010 issue of the journal PLoS Medicine.
Effects on coronary heart disease of increasing polyunsaturated fat in place of saturated fat: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.