saturated fatty acid


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Related to saturated fatty acid: polyunsaturated fatty acid, monounsaturated 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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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.
Among saturated fatty acids, the major fatty acid was 16:0 followed by 18:0 and 14:0.
High-saturated-fat diets (with low carb intake) didn't cause increased blood levels of saturated fatty acids.
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.
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.
Mean Trans Fatty Acid and Saturated Fatty Acid Data: Comparison of Label Values With Those Determined by Laboratory Analysis Commodity Type Mean [+ or -] SD (Number of Samples) (g per serving size) Label Laboratory Value Value Trans Fatty Acids Breakfast bars (n=34) 0.
The primary focus of diet therapy for the prevention and treatment of hypercholesterolaemia is to progressively lower saturated fatty acid and cholesterol intake at an energy level that supports optimal weight management.