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About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Some fats are required for life and some are lethal. An overview of the types of fat and their role in our body and their relationship to health and disease are described.              

All About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Saturated, polyunsaturated, trans, and essential fatty acid chemistry is easy when properly explained. Fat is what we burn most efficiently and are under-appreciated in their value.            

Dietary Trans Fats Linked to Aggression

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Consumption of dietary trans fats is associated with irritability and aggression according to an article posted in the Public Library of Science Online in April of 2012. Trans fats are never saturated. If they are fully hydrogenated, they are no longer trans fats; they become saturated fat. Natural trans fats made in nature, such as vaccenic acid (found...

Does What a Cow Eats Affect your Risk for a Heart Attack?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  According to a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science in January of 2013, dairy cows fed 6 pounds of flaxseed per day have more nutritious milk. Traditional feed contains GMO corn and grains, alfalfa hay, and grass silage; the milk has low amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and other polyunsaturated fats, and is high in saturated fats. Flax...

Fat: How Much Do We Need?

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
We need fats in our diet that include both saturated and unsaturated fats, especially essential fatty acids. We need cholesterol but don't need any trans fats. The reasoning behind the fat phobia in the US is reviewed.

Know Your Fats

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
This video is an extensive but easy to understand and practical review of the biochemistry and physiology of fats and oils. Saturated, polyunsaturated, trans, and essential fatty acids are reviewed.        

Why Milk Can Cause Ulcerative Colitis

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Milk fats can initiate immune dysfunction that can lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Concentrated milk fat caused mice to develop IBD at three times the rate (60%) that mice fed a low fat diet or a diet with polyunsaturated fats. IBD correlated with the emergence of a bacteria called Bilophila wadsworthia from nearly undetectable levels to about 6% of...

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