unsaturated fat

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unsaturated fat

n.
Any of various fats derived from plant and some animal sources, especially fish, that are liquid at room temperature. Increasing dietary intake of unsaturated fats while reducing intake of saturated fats can reduce LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream.

unsaturated fat

A fat with a triglyceride molecule containing at least one unsaturated fatty acid. Fats derived from plants are often unsaturated fats. Eating foods high in unsaturated fats can reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Compare saturated fat.
Translations
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But when food manufacturers hydrogenate cheap vegetable oils--to convert them into solid fats (such as shortening) for use in processed foods--natural cis fats morph into unnatural trans fats.
The people eating the trans fats ended up with higher total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol than those eating the cis fats, though not as high as those eating the saturated fats.
8] "In general," says Fred Mattson, a noted researcher at the University of California in San Diego, "studies show trans fats to have the same effect on human blood lipid levels as cis fats.