Saturated fat

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Saturated fat is a kind of fat. It contains no double bonds. It contains carbon atoms that are fully saturated with hydrogen. Saturated fats are usually solid at room temperature. They have no double bonds, while unsaturated fat has one or two.


Health[change | change source]

Saturated fats are a kind of fat. For a long time scientists have believed that eating saturated fat was a leading cause for heart attack, cancer, or other diseases. This is not true. New research have shown that there is no connection between how much saturated fat you eat and heart diseases[1] [2] [3].

Things like butter, nuts, chocolate and meat have lots of saturated fat.

The Compound[change | change source]

Saturated means that it holds all the hydrogen atoms that it can, meaning that all of the carbon (c) atoms have two hydrogen (H) atoms attached to it.

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  1. Siri-Tarino PW, Sun Q, Hu FB, Krauss RM (2010). "Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease". American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 91 (3): 535–546. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.27725. PMC 2824152. PMID 20071648.
  2. Kazumasa Yamagishi1, Hiroyasu Iso, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Isao Saito, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Junko Ishihara, Manami Inoue, Shoichiro Tsugane. Dietary intake of saturated fatty acids and incident stroke and coronary heart disease in Japanese communities: the JPHC Study. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eht043.
  3. "Saturated fat, carbohydrates and cardiovascular disease". R.S. Kuipers , D.J. de Graaf, M.F. Luxwolda, M.H.A. Muskiet, D.A.J. Dijck-Brouwer, F.A.J. Muskiet.