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Animal fats are fats obtained from animal sources, including: For other uses, see FAT. Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ...

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Nutrition

In human nutrition—as far as regions where heart disease is a more common cause of death than starvation are concerned—animal fats are often claimed to be unhealthy owing to their association with high cholesterol levels in the blood. Animal fat contains some cholesterol, but saturated fat (a large component of animal fat) stimulates cholesterol production in humans, so animal fat contributes doubly to cholesterol levels. While elevated blood cholesterol levels have been linked to heart disease, there is not necessarily a relationship between cholesterol intake and blood cholesterol level. A fully functioning liver regulates blood cholesterol levels by storing and releasing as well as producing and excreting cholesterol as appropriate—primarily as bile. Even vegans, whose dietary intake of cholesterol is low, have cholesterol in their blood. Nutrition is interpreted as the study of the organic process by which an organism assimilates and uses food and liquids for normal functioning, growth and maintenance and to maintain the balance between health and disease. ... Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases which affect the heart and as of 2007 it is the leading cause of death in the United States. ... This page deals with the cessation of life. ... A female child during the Nigerian-Biafran war of the late 1960s, shown suffering the effects of severe hunger and malnutrition. ... Cholesterol is a sterol (a combination steroid and alcohol), a lipid found in the cell membranes of all body tissues, and is transported in the blood plasma of all animals. ... Saturated fat is fat that consists of triglycerides containing only saturated fatty acids. ... Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases which affect the heart and as of 2007 it is the leading cause of death in the United States. ... The liver is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ... Bile (or gall) is a bitter, yellow or green alkaline fluid secreted by hepatocytes from the liver of most vertebrates. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ...


Caloric Equivalent

100 grams of animal fat (bacon grease) contains 3750 kJ, or 900 kcal (4000 kcal/Lbs). (USDA National Nutrient Database.) Look up bacon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The joule (symbol J, also called newton metre, or coulomb volt) is the SI unit of energy and work. ... A calorie is a unit of measurement for energy. ... A calorie is a unit of measurement for energy. ... LBS is a three-letter abbreviation which may mean: Lexington Broadcast Services Liberty Broadcasting System, a defunct radio network Location-based service London Business School Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Local Bike Shop La Bacheca Sportiva [1] Lipopolysaccharide See also: Pound (abbreviated as lb) Category: ...


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definition of fat (192 words)
Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Animal fat (148 words)
In human nutrition—as far as regions where heart disease is a more common cause of death than starvation are concerned—animal fats are generally considered unhealthy due to their association with high cholesterol levels in the blood.
Animal fat contains some cholesterol, but saturated fat (a large component of animal fat) stimulates cholesterol production in humans and so animal fat contributes in two ways to cholestrol levels.
While elevated blood cholesterol levels have been linked to heart disease, it should be noted that there is no necessary relationship between cholesterol intake and blood cholesterol level.
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