Saturated Fat and Beef Fat as Related to Human Health A Review of the Scientifi c Literature

Abstract

..........................................................................................................2 Introduction ............................................................................................................5 Fat Structure and Function ..................................................................................5 Fatty Acids and Triacylglycerol (Triglyceride) Structure ..................................5 Beef Fat ............................................................................................................7 Digestion and Absorption of Dietary Fats ..........................................................7 Physiological Fate of Saturated Fatty Acids ......................................................9 Research on Saturated Fat and Health — General Considerations ...................9 Cancer ..........................................................................................................10 Colorectal Cancer .............................................................................................10 Pancreatic Cancer .............................................................................................15 Lung Cancer .....................................................................................................15 Breast Cancer ...................................................................................................16 Ovarian Cancer .................................................................................................18 Endometrial Cancer ..........................................................................................18 Prostate Cancer .................................................................................................18 Testicular Cancer ..............................................................................................19 Other Cancers ...................................................................................................20 Cardiovascular Disease .........................................................................................20 Nondietary Factors Affecting Results of Studies of Dietary Fat and Cardiovascular Disease .....................................................................20 General Epidemiological and Clinical Studies on Dietary Fat and Cardiovascular Disease .....................................................................21 Saturated Fat and Serum Cholesterol Levels ...................................................23 Saturated Fat and Infl ammatory Mediators ......................................................23 Saturated Fat and Arterial Endothelial Function ..............................................24 Saturated Fat and Thrombus (Clot) Formation ...............................................24 Obesity ..........................................................................................................24 Diabetes ..........................................................................................................26 Parkinson's Disease ...............................................................................................27 References .........................................................................................................28 FRI BRIEFINGS

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@inproceedings{Doyle2004SaturatedFA, title={Saturated Fat and Beef Fat as Related to Human Health A Review of the Scientifi c Literature}, author={Ellin Doyle and FRI BRIEFINGS}, year={2004} }