Unsaturated-fat definition

A triglyceride fat containing at least one unsaturated fatty acid. Fats derived from plants are often unsaturated fats. Eating foods high in unsaturated fats can reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
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A fat derived from plant and some animal sources, especially fish, that is liquid at room temperature. Intake of foods containing more unsaturated fats than saturated fats may contribute to reduced blood cholesterol levels.
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Any of various fats derived from plant and some animal sources, especially fish, that are liquid at room temperature. Increasing dietary intake of unsaturated fats while reducing intake of saturated fats can reduce LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream.
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A fat or oil, from either animal or vegetable sources, containing a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids; will typically be liquid at room temperature; a diet high in unsaturated rather than saturated fats is thought to contribute to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood.
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Noun

Singular:
unsaturated-fat
Plural:
unsaturated-fats