Saturated Fats

Dubai (Gulf News) – Saturated fats are one of the main building blocks of many cellular structures in the human body and should be consumed in reasonable amounts, said Dr. Sonia Gupte, General Physician at iCare Clinics.

Recent studies conducted by researchers in several Canadian institutions suggested that coronary diseases, cardiovascular diseases, strokes and type two diabetes are not directly linked to one’s saturated fat intake. In light of the recent studies, Dr Gupte explained that, in reality, it is trans fat that does most harm to an individual’s health.

“Saturated fats are one of the components of enzymes which help with hormone regulation,” she said. “For instance, it is present in hormones such as testosterone in males and hormones in females [that are] needed for ovulation.”

Dr. Gupte added that a deficiency in saturated fat affects [a person’s] immunity, hormone regulation process and digestion of fat-soluble vitamins.


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