polyunsaturated fat


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polyunsaturated fat

[¦päl·ē‚ən′sach·ə‚rād·əd ′fat]
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A fat or oil based on fatty acids such as linoleic or linolenic acids which have two or more double bonds in each molecule; corn oil and safflower oil are examples.
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The data are stronger for oils high in polyunsaturated fats, such as soybean, corn, safflower, and sunflower, rather than those high in monounsaturated fat, such as olive oil," says Lichtenstein.
Good fats comprise two categories, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
A: The risk of heart disease was about 30 percent lower in people who ate polyunsaturated fats instead of saturated fats.
The research findings challenged well-established guidelines on fat consumption promulgated by the American Heart Association (AHA), which encourage the consumption of cholesterol-lowering polyunsaturated fats to avoid the dangers of saturated fats, which are thought to boost levels of "bad" blood-vessel-clogging LDL cholesterol.
Professor Jeremy Pearson, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which helped fund the study, added: "This analysis of existing data suggests there isn't enough evidence to say that a diet rich in polyunsaturated fats but low in saturated fats reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Healthy fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are found primarily in plant foods--nuts and nut butters, seeds, avocados, and vegetable oils--as well as in some types of fish.
It focused on one, not all, omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, and the results are in a very specific group--middle-aged men who had had heart attacks.
People who replace saturated fat (SFA) in their diet with polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) reduce their risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by 19% compared with control groups of people who do not, a new study has found.
To help reduce cholesterol, cut down saturated fats (found in animal fats), and trans fats (in processed foods), and replace with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, such as olive oil and vegetable oil.
5 grams; polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram; monounsaturated fat, 1.
The nutrition panel on Lay's will list mono- and polyunsaturated fat content.