Saturated Fatty Acid

Definition of Saturated Fatty Acid:

A saturated fatty acid has the maximum possible number of hydrogen atoms attached to every carbon atom.  It is said to be "saturated" with hydrogen atoms and at room temperature is a solid.  Saturated fatty acids are mostly found in animal products such as meat and whole milk.  Butter and lard are high in saturated fatty acids.

Also: Saturated Fatty Acids, SFA, SFAs

Topics Related to Saturated Fatty Acid

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation Olive Oil
“...low saturated fatty acids (SFAs), high monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), and carbohydrate, fiber, and micronutrient content have favorable blood pressure effects, and therefore that this diet is...”

Olive Oil

...as a treatment
“...Olive oil also contains saturated fatty acids (8-14%), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs at 4-20%), and other important minor constituents, particularly antioxidants, such as vitamin E and polyphenols...”
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