polyunsaturated


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pol·y·un·sat·u·rat·ed

 (pŏl′ē-ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, having two or more double bonds between the carbon atoms. Increasing dietary intake of foods containing polyunsaturated fatty acids, including safflower, sunflower, soybean, and corn oils and cold-water fish such as salmon, can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

polyunsaturated

(ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd)
adj
(Chemistry) 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. See also monounsaturated

pol•y•un•sat•u•rat•ed

(ˌpɒl i ʌnˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tɪd)

adj.
(of an organic compound) having many unsaturated double bonds: in vegetable oils associated with a low cholesterol content of the blood.
[1930–35]

pol·y·un·sat·u·rat·ed

(pŏl′ē-ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
Relating to an organic compound, especially a fat, in which more than one pair of carbon atoms are joined by double or triple bonds. See more at unsaturated.

polyunsaturated

Describes fats or other carbon compounds that contain many unsaturated bonds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polyunsaturated - (of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) having many unsaturated bonds
unsaturated - used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond; "unsaturated fats"
Translations

polyunsaturated

[ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəreɪtɪd] ADJpoliinsaturado

polyunsaturated

[ˌpɒliʌnˈsætʃəreɪtɪd] adjpolyinsaturé(e)

polyunsaturated

[ˌpɒlɪʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd] adj (Chem, Culin) → polinsaturo/a

polyunsaturated

a. poliinosaturado, que denota un ácido graso.

polyunsaturated

adj poliinsaturado
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Excess saturated fat may lead to more belly fat than excess polyunsaturated fat.
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A study published today in the British Medical Journal finds that people who followed health advice and ate certain omega-6 polyunsaturated fats instead of animal fats had higher death rates.
We have had 50 years of advice to substitute vegetable oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for animal fats, rich in saturated fatty acids (SFAs).