polyunsaturated fat

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Noun1.polyunsaturated fat - a class of fats having long carbon chains with many double bonds unsaturated with hydrogen atoms; used in some margarines; supposedly associated with low blood cholesterol
fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
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Nor did it find less disease in those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including monounsaturated fat like olive oil or polyunsaturated fat like corn oil.
The topics include the biological significance of zinc in inflammation and aging, nutrition as an epigenetic modifier in aging and autoimmunity, the disease pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis, the anti-inflammatory effects of physical activity and its role in healthy living, and the role of saturated and polyunsaturated fat in obesity-related inflammation.
As meat is rich in dangerous polyunsaturated fat and cholesterol, the polyphenol-rich red wine you drink can significantly lessen their harmful effects.
Effects on coronary heart disease of increasing polyunsaturated fat in place of saturated fat: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Oily fish provides the richest source of a particular type of polyunsaturated fat known as omega-3 fats which help prevent the blood from clotting and regulate the heart rhythm.
Safeway brand Raisin Bran: Total fat, 1 gram; trans fat, 0 grams; saturated fat, 0 grams; polyunsaturated fat, 0.
Sunflower, soya bean and corn oil all contain mostly polyunsaturated fat so are also good choices.
Dairy Fresh Farms' focus is its patented process for removing the saturated fat from milk and replacing it with "good polyunsaturated fat (Omega-3) and monounsaturated fat sourced from GMO Free Canola Oil.
Replacing sources of saturated fat with mono- and polyunsaturated fat can help improve cholesterol levels, which in turn can reduce risk of heart disease.
The trouble is that linoleic acid, which is found in most junk foods, is the most abundant polyunsaturated fat in the Western diet, and most Americans get more of it than they need.