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saturated fat

n.
Any of various fats, including most animal fats, coconut oil, and palm oil, that are solid at room temperature and whose fatty acid chains cannot incorporate additional hydrogen atoms. An excess of these fats in the diet is associated with high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

sat′urated fat′



n.
any animal or vegetable fat, abundant in fatty meats, dairy products, coconut oil, and palm oil, tending to raise cholesterol levels in the blood.
[1970–75]

saturated fat

A fat whose triglyceride molecule contains three saturated fatty acids. Most fats derived from animal sources are saturated fats. Eating foods high in saturated fats can lead to cholesterol levels in the blood that are higher than normal. Compare unsaturated fat.
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Saturated fatty acids differ from other fats in their chemical composition.
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Saturated fatty acids were most dominant in the butter and ghee samples ranging from 70-82% whereas trans-fatty acids were present in the least concentration.
And cheese has beneficial effects on LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and postprandial triglycerides as compared with butter containing the same amount of saturated fatty acids.
The results of some 170 samples tested were satisfactory except for a prepackaged mooncake sample detected with saturated fatty acids content inconsistent with the declared value on its nutrition label which was announced earlier.