from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unable to hold or contain more; full.
- adj. Soaked with moisture; drenched.
- adj. Chemistry Combined with or containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature.
- adj. Chemistry Of or relating to an organic compound, especially a fatty acid, containing the maximum number of hydrogen atoms and only single bonds between the carbon atoms.
- adj. Geology Of or relating to minerals that can crystallize from magmas even in the presence of excess silica.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of saturate.
- adj. Full; unable to hold or contain any more.
- adj. Soaked or drenched with moisture.
- adj. Containing all the solute that can normally be dissolved at a given temperature.
- adj. Having all available valence bonds filled; especially of any organic compound containing only single bonds between carbon atoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible.
- adj. Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; -- said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds. Contrasted with
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance
- adj. used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled
- adj. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
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The term saturated means that the carbon atoms in a chain hold as many hydrogen atoms as they can.
Whereas such non-scientific dolts as Jane Brody describe saturated fats as being ‘artery clogging’ in fact, most of them think of the term saturated fats as being incomplete unless written as artery-clogging saturated fats, the scientific dolts talk of the ‘putative risk for heart disease’ concerns about saturated fats.
The harmful effects of trans and certain saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, and other food additives or toxins are well known in the medical literature.
In comparison, studies show that relatively small preventive steps — such as exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet low in saturated fat, and not smoking — can make a real difference in lowering your risk of having a stroke in the first place.
Blog posts by Science writer Madolyn Bowman Rogers and other experts on May 7 pointed out that the NIH panel concluded that studies "consistently associated" a higher risk of Alzheimer's with diabetes, depression and current tobacco use and "consistently associated" a lower risk of Alzheimer's with physical activity, a Mediterranean diet (low in saturated fat, high in grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil) and high levels of cognitive activity.
Trans fat, certain saturated fats, excess sugar and excess sodium are less potent, but more prevalent toxins than arsenic -- and similar thinking should apply.
Avoid fast food and other junk foods that are high in saturated fat, sodium and sugar.
But chocolate, especially milk chocolate, has downsides: It is high in saturated fat and calories, and cocoa butter can raise cholesterol.
Ben, do you think that having better HDL on a diet high in saturated fat is a straw man?
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