unsaturated fat

A fat or oil, from either animal or vegetable sources, containing a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids; will typically be liquid at room temperature; a diet high in unsaturated rather than saturated fats is thought to contribute to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood.

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  • Unsaturated fat — Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyunsaturated fat Trans fat Cis fat Omega fatty acids: ω−3 ω−6 ω−9 Saturated fat Interesterified fat See also Fatty acid …   Wikipedia

  • unsaturated fat — a fat containing unsaturated fatty acids …   Medical dictionary

  • unsaturated fat — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fat — This article is about the type of nutrient in food. For fat in humans and animals, see Adipose tissue. For other uses, see Fat (disambiguation). Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyunsaturated fat …   Wikipedia

  • unsaturated — un|sat|u|rat|ed [ ʌn sætʃə,reıtəd ] adjective unsaturated fat in food is better for your body than SATURATED fat because it does not create as much CHOLESTEROL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsaturated — UK [ʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtɪd] / US [ʌnˈsætʃəˌreɪtəd] adjective unsaturated fat in food is better for your body than saturated fat because it does not create as much cholesterol …   English dictionary

  • fat — Synonyms and related words: Boeotian, Haliver Oil, abounding, abounding in riches, abundant, adipose, adipose tissue, advantageous, affluent, all sufficing, ample, animal oil, animal oils, aplenty, asinine, balmy, banausic, become overweight,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unsaturated fatty acid — noun A fatty acid, such as oleic acid, that contains one carbon to carbon double bond. See Also: unsaturated fat, saturated fatty acid, polyunsaturated fatty acid …   Wiktionary

  • unsaturated — adjective a) Not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a solute at the same temperature. b) Of a compound containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond, especially of an …   Wiktionary

  • fat — fatless, adj. fatlike, adj. /fat/, adj., fatter, fattest, n., v., fatted, fatting. adj. 1. having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person. 2. plump; well fed: a good, fat chicken. 3. consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily:… …   Universalium

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