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  1. learningly
    February 12, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    yes. i agree with you. also Omega 3 is considered an unsaturated fatty acid. Unsaturated fats are good and saturated fats are considered not-so-good for the body. Omega 3 can be found in fish, such as salmon, and has been known to help the mind and body.

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  2. Susan Dopart
    February 12, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

    Yes, the omega 3 fats are polyunsaturated and it is important to increase these, and decrease omega 6 fatty acids which also polyunsaturated but pro-inflammatory.

    For an interesting read on saturated fats see:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1208952/

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  3. Dr. Neville Wilson
    August 26, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    Saturated fats are not "unhealthy" fats , and the false perception that saturated fat is harmful to health is based on observations that saturated fats raise total cholesterol levels.
    This is irrelavent, since saturated fats raise the healthy HDL levels, which are cardioprotective, and reflected as a high total cholesterol in the blood.
    Increases in HDL improves the total cholesterol / HDL ratio which is a more specific marker for cardiovascular health than either LDL or total cholesterol.

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