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  Fat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water.
Although the words "oils", "fats" and "lipids" are all used to refer to fats, "oils" is usually used to refer to fats that are liquids at normal room temperature, while "fats" is usually used to refer to fats that are solids at normal room temperature.
All fats consist of fatty acids (chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms, with an oxygen atom at one end and occasionally other molecules) bonded to a backbone structure, often glycerol (a "backbone" of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fat   (1123 words)

  
 NBC10.com - Health Encyclopedia - Fat
Fats are organic compounds that are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; they are the most concentrated source of energy in foods.
Fat is one of the three nutrients (along with protein and carbohydrates) that supply calories to the body.
Fats provide the "essential" fatty acids, which are not made by the body and must be obtained from food.
www.nbc10.com /encyclopedia/6863286/detail.html   (1223 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Fat Cells Work"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
White fat cells are large cells that have very little cytoplasm, only 15 percent cell volume, a small nucleus and one large fat droplet that makes up 85 percent of cell volume.
Fat cells are formed in the developing fetus during the third trimester of pregnancy, and later at the onset of puberty, when the sex hormones "kick in." It is during puberty that the differences in fat distribution between men and women begin to take form.
But, when fats are being transported in the lymph or blood, it is better to have a few, large fat molecules than many smaller fatty acids, because the larger fats do not "attract" as many excess water molecules by osmosis as many smaller molecules would.
health.howstuffworks.com /fat-cell.htm   (1321 words)

  
 File Allocation Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FAT filesystem itself is not designed for supporting ADS, but some operating systems that heavily depend on them have devised various methods for handling them in FAT drives.
FAT is still the normal filesystem for removable media (with the exception of CDs and DVDs), with FAT12 used on floppies, and FAT16 on most other removable media (such as flash memory cards for digital cameras and USB flash drives).
Data disks omitted the boot sector and began with a single copy of the FAT (the first byte of the FAT was used to determine disk capacity) while boot disks began with a miniature ADFS filesystem containing the boot loader, followed by a single FAT.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/File_Allocation_Table   (5590 words)

  
 Fat Dictionary
Fats form the structures in our bodies, including muscles, nerves, membranes and blood vessels and are essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K in the body.
Fats in the diet may be of animal (saturated) or vegetable (unsaturated) origin.
Fats found in foods are a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.
www.dietsite.com /dt/diets/HeartHealthy/fatdictionary.asp   (1764 words)

  
 Food Data Chart - Fat
If it is a fat of plant origin, it may be associated with dietary fibre, giving bulk and reducing energy density, as, for example, with the cereal oats that are relatively high in fat for a cereal, but also relatively high in dietary fibre.
If the fat is from animal sources, the energy density will be rather high, not only because of the fat and the low amount of water, but also because there is no dietary fibre.
It is important to realise that the fat content of meat, and the polyunsaturated to saturated ratio of the fat, varies considerably depending on the source of the meat, the particular cut and trim, and the method of preparation.
www.healthyeatingclub.com /info/books-phds/books/foodfacts/html/data/data2g.html   (443 words)

  
 The Vegetarian Society UK - Information Sheet - Fats & Cholesterol
Fats tend to be solid at room temperature whilst oils are liquid.
Saturated fats tend to be animal fats and are solid at room temperature.
As well as being a concentrated source of energy, fats act as carriers for fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Fats are also essential for the structure of cell membranes and are precursors of many hormones.
www.vegsoc.org /info/fats.html   (1120 words)

  
 Monounsaturated Fat Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In nutrition, monounsaturated fats are fatty acids with one double-bonded carbon in the molecule, with all of the others single-bonded carbons, in contrast to polyunsaturated fatty acids which have more than one double bond.
Monounsaturated fats are found in natural foods like nuts and avocados, and are the main component of olive oil (oleic acid).
Although polyunsaturated fats protect against cardiovascular disease by providing more membrane fluidity than monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats are more vulnerable to lipid peroxidation (rancidity) than monounsaturated fats.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Monounsaturated_fat   (406 words)

  
 Fat, Calories, Calorie Count - LifeClinic.com
Saturated fats, which are generally solid at room temperature, are the least healthy and tend to increase the level of cholesterol in your blood.
Foods that contain saturated fat include butter, cheese, some margarines, shortening, tropical oils such as coconut and palm oil and the fats in meat and poultry skin, so you should try to limit your consumption of those oils and foods.
Monounsaturated fats have been shown to raise the level of HDL, the 'good' cholesterol that protects against heart attacks, in the blood, so in moderation they can be part of a healthy diet.
www.lifeclinic.com /focus/nutrition/fat.asp   (758 words)

  
 Fat and Cholesterol
Fat is one of three main macronutrient groups that supply calories in food (the other two are protein and carbohydrate).
Fats are made up of fatty acids that give fats their different flavors, textures, and melting points.
Trans fats are exposed to heat and oxygen during the frying process results in the worse possible combination of unhealthy fatty acids.
www.drlam.com /A3R_brief_in_doc_format/2002-No3-FatandCholesterol.cfm   (8328 words)

  
 CNN Food Central - Resources: Fat Quick Facts
Fats are a group of chemical compounds that contain fatty acids; fat is the part of food that carries its flavor, and when the body stores energy, it stores it mostly in the form of fat.
Saturated fats tend to raise your blood cholesterol levels, increasing your risk of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and heart disease; eating too much of any fat can lead to obesity, which carries with it a completely new set of problems, including an increased risk of developing arthritis.
Fat may be derived from animal products (most saturated fats are animal-derived), or from plants (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated).
www.cnn.com /FOOD/resources/food.for.thought/explainers/fat.facts.html   (327 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Fats Work"
The choice of the fatty acids in the fat controls many different things about the fat, including how it looks, whether it is a solid or a liquid at room temperature and how healthy it is for your body.
Fats (triglycerides) that contain palmitic acid and stearic acid are therefore known as saturated fats.
Fats that have a lot of oleic acid in them are liquid at room temperature, and are therefore known to us as oils.
health.howstuffworks.com /fat.htm   (946 words)

  
 Learning About Fats
Saturated fats are also in palm and coconut oils, which are often used in commercial baked goods (the kind you buy at the store).
Trans fats are also found in certain foods that you buy at the store or in a restaurant, such as snack foods, baked goods, and fried foods.
So fat is not the enemy, but you'll want to choose the right amount - and the right kind - of fat.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/nutrition/food/fat.html   (529 words)

  
 Fat
For one thing, the distribution of fat, even in arctic species, doesn't indicate insulation; the fat layer is quite thin in some areas of the body of all species, even ones, such as seals, which are around 50% fat.
She also notes that the subcutaneous (just beneath the skin) fat is the first fat to be used up, even in winter, and even in arctic animals, which is the opposite of what would be expected if insulation were a major purpose for fat.
In fat aquatic species like the whales and seals Hardy and Morgan incorrectly say we resemble, both sexes are shaped basically the same, and their fat distribution seems to be primarily for streamlining while swimming.
www.aquaticape.org /fat.html   (2953 words)

  
 Figuring Out Fat and Calories
Fats, or lipids, are nutrients in food that the body uses to build nerve tissue (like the brain) and hormones.
If fats that a person has eaten aren't burned as energy or used as building blocks, they are stored by the body in fat cells.
Because saturated fat and trans fat raise blood cholesterol levels, increasing a person's risk of developing heart disease, a gram of one of these fats is worse for a person's health than a gram of unsaturated fat.
kidshealth.org /teen/food_fitness/nutrition/fat_calories.html   (1532 words)

  
 Bodybuilding.com - Randy Herring - Proper Nutrition - Fat
Fat is your third and last source of energy or fuel at 3,500 calories per pound.
The key with fat is that it is a highly concentrated source of energy.
Fat, carbohydrates and protein are all sources of energy the body uses daily.
www.bodybuilding.com /fun/randy10.htm   (988 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Fat
Fat helps in the absorption, and transport through the bloodstream of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Food Sources Return to top
Saturated fats: These are the biggest dietary cause of high LDL levels ("bad cholesterol").
Unsaturated fats: Fats that help to lower blood cholesterol if used in place of saturated fats.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002468.htm   (1123 words)

  
 Bodybuilding.com - Fat Articles!
Fat loss is one of these topics and will continue to be a highly debated issue for fitness enthusiast.
Fats, and oils are a group of naturally occurring organic compounds called triglycerides-esters comprised of three molecules of fatty acids and one molecule of the alcohol glycerol.
Fat cells are like storage tanks of energy to be used for later use.
www.bodybuilding.com /fun/bbinfo.php?page=Fat   (1751 words)

  
 What is file allocation table? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
In DOS systems, FATs are stored just after the boot sector.
The FAT system for older versions of Windows 95 is called FAT16, and the one for new versions of Windows 95 and Windows 98 is called FAT32.
This Microsoft Knowledge Base article discusses FAT types and cluster size and their relation to logical drive size, including information on double-spaced drives.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/F/file_allocation_table_FAT.html   (202 words)

  
 Fat definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fat: 1 Along with proteins and carbohydrates, one of the three nutrients used as energy sources by the body.
These fats are greasy, solid materials found in animal tissues and in some plants.
Fats are the major component of the flabby material of a body, commonly known as blubber.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3394   (211 words)

  
 fat - Wiktionary
The fat man had trouble getting through the door.
The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
When initially tagging an entry with this template, be sure to enclose each language in a {{ttbc...}} tag to subcategorize it properly.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/fat   (489 words)

  
 Fat Differences In Men Vs. Women - Healthy Living: Living a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention on MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While it is obviously not true in all cases, women generally have a higher percentage of body fat than men.
Body fat content is 25% for women at normal size compared to 15% for men.
After 40, the key to weight loss is fat calorie control and increased exercise.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8519   (294 words)

  
 FATFREE: The Low Fat Vegetarian Recipe Archive
This archive has 4,667 fat free and very low fat vegetarian recipes as well as information about healthy very low fat vegetarian diets.
But you don't have to be vegetarian or eat low fat all the time to enjoy one of these recipes.
Browse past discussions on low fat vegetarian food and cooking by people from around the world.
www.fatfree.com   (190 words)

  
 MilkSucks.com: Got Fat?
Fat, on the other hand, turns into fat and makes those who eat it fat.
The essential fats that are needed for brain development are found in vegetable oils.
After reviewing 28 studies investigating the relationship between fat intake and weight, researchers discovered that the rate of obesity has increased in nations where fat consumption has risen.
www.milksucks.com /fat.html   (552 words)

  
 frontline: fat | PBS
Today, inundated by tens of thousands of food ads each year, influenced by a standard of beauty built on being thin, and fighting a primal craving, we are losing the war on fat.
Despite the appeals of the multi-billion dollar diet and exercise industries, the United States is getting fatter.
FRONTLINE examines how the diet industry is contributing to our frustration over unwanted pounds and asks if one can be healthy, fit, beautifulóand fat.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/fat   (154 words)

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