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Saturated fat is fat that consists of triglycerides containing only saturated fatty acid radicals. There are several kinds of naturally-occurring saturated fatty acids, which differ by the number of carbon atoms, ranging from 3 carbons (Propionic Acid) to 36 (Hexatriacontanoic acid). Saturated fatty acids have no double bonds between the carbon atoms of the fatty acid chain and are thus fully saturated with hydrogen atoms.

Fat that occurs naturally in living matter contains varying proportions of saturated and unsaturated fat. Examples of foods containing a high proportion of saturated fat include dairy products (especially cream and cheese but also butter and ghee), animal fats such as suet, tallow, lard and fatty meat, coconut oil, cottonseed oil, palm kernel oil, chocolate, and some prepared foods.

Serum saturated fatty acid is generally higher in smokers, alcohol drinkers and obese people. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Saturated fatty acids

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Saturated fatty acids
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Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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Sat FA

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 脂肪酸类.饱和型
Synonyms: 脂肪酸.饱和;脂肪酸.饱和型;脂肪酸类.饱和;饱和型脂肪酸;饱和型脂肪酸类;饱和脂肪酸;饱和脂肪酸类
fr-CA French (Canada) Acides gras.saturés
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Rasvhapped.küllastatud
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Acidos grasos saturados
it-IT Italian (Italy) Acidi grassi.saturi
Synonyms: Acidi grassi saturi
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Yağ asidleri.doymuş
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Насыщенные жирные кислоты
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) vetzuren.verzadigd
fr-BE French (Belgium) Acides gras.saturés
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Kwasy tłuszczowe nasycone