knows eating too much of the wrong kind of fat plays a role in a
host of health problems, from heart disease to cancer to unsightly
waistlines. Everyone, that is, but the scientists who study fat.
researchers are learning more about the right kind of fats, and
what they can do to fight cancer.
answers may surprise you.
you look at fat closely, beyond its caloric attributes, you get
a different picture. Fats are dense, energy-storing molecules. Structurally
speaking, fat molecules contain carbon and hydrogen. If one pair
of hydrogen atoms is missing, the fatty acids are called monounsaturated.
If two or more pairs of hydrogen atoms are missing, the fatty acids
are called polyunsaturated.
this structure in food is pretty easy. Saturated fats, the kind
most commonly found in animal products like butter and beef, are
solid at room temperature. Monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats,
like the kind found in vegetable oils, are liquid.
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