saturated fatty acid

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Noun1.saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
fatty acid - any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms
heptadecanoic acid, margaric acid - a colorless crystalline synthetic fatty acid
butanoic acid, butyric acid - an unpleasant smelling fatty acid found especially in butter
capric acid, decanoic acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats; has an unpleasant smell resembling goats
caproic acid, hexanoic acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats or made synthetically; smells like goats
caprylic acid - a fatty acid having a rancid taste; found in butter and other fats and oils
dodecanoic acid, lauric acid - a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
myristic acid, tetradecanoic acid - a saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats
hexadecanoic acid, palmitic acid - a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products
octadecanoic acid, stearic acid - a waxy saturated fatty acid; occurs widely as a glyceride in animal and vegetable fats
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Request TOC of this Report- Capric acid is a medium chain saturated fatty acid that is also referred to as Decanoic acid or Decylic acid.
A, B, and C represents stearic, oleic, and saturated fatty acid (SFA), respectively.
Abbreviations SFA: Saturated fatty acid PUFA: Polyunsaturated fatty acids MUFA: Monounsaturated fatty acids UFA: Unsaturated fatty acids LDL: Low-density lipoprotein.
Published online December 1st in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the team reports that the cellular process of building the cell membrane from saturated fatty acids results in patches of hardened membrane in which molecules are "frozen." Under healthy conditions, this membrane should be flexible and the molecules fluidic.
grandiflorum seeds is rich in saturated fatty acids [4] and may be used in food products, being extensively as cocoa butter substitute in chocolate-like derivatives [5] and as important ingredient in a variety of cosmetics [6].
(2010), the fatty acid composition in cagaita seeds had percentage of 37.66% of saturated fatty acids, among which palmitic acid, the most prevalent, with an average of 25.12%.
The study also manifests that a diet with abundant unsaturated fatty acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 and folic acid helps enhance memory, while a diet containing much saturated fatty acid and cholesterol increases risks of developing memory disorders.
Hard- type margarine samples in Pakistan contained TFA in the range of 1.6-23.1% while soft margarines had less than 4.1%.8Trans fatty acids and cardiovascular disease: As the adverse effects of dietary saturated fatty acids became known TFA were considered to be a safe replacement of butter fat.
Meat seems to be a major source of fat in diet, especially of saturated fatty acids [1, 2].
The researchers also wanted to know to what extent an increased intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids or saturated fatty acids was associated with deaths from CVD or CHD.
In their article "Sources of Trans and Saturated Fatty Acids in the Diets of Vancouver Children," Innis et al.