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Guevara139
07-29-2003, 08:51 PM
Hey, could someone explain the different kinds of fats there are (eg. Sat/Polu/Mono) Which fats should I be getting the most of, which are bad for me, and what foods contain these fats.

bradley
07-30-2003, 10:33 AM
Here is an article written by The Chicken Daddy (Robboe) that has a lot of good info on the structure of fats and the differences between poly, mono, and saturated fat.

http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=61&pageid=1

Here are some other abstracts and articles that might be of interest:)

http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/70/3/560S
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12442909&dopt=Abstract

This abstract relates saturated fat to testosterone levels in men:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=6538617&dopt=Abstract

What it boils down to is you want to get a good ratio of n-6 to n-3 fatty acids, and then fill in the rest of your fat intake with monounsaturated fat and olive oil would be a good choice IMO. Approximately 25% of daily cals from fat would be a good place to start.

Most people get plenty of n-6 fats through their diet so a supplement such as fish oil or flaxseed oil could possibly be beneficial so as to ensure that you are taking in adequate amounts of n-3 fats.

You can also run a search on EFA or essential fatty acids and pull up a lot of useful information.