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The Fats in Your Food

Trans fats, saturated fats, omega 3s -- oh my! See how much you know about dietary fats.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which artificial fat has been banned from restaurants in some cities?

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The correct answer is: New York City passed the first trans fat ban in 2006. Other cities and the state of California followed. Federal regulations required that trans fat content be disclosed in nutritional labeling beginning January 2006.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: All trans fat is artificial.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Small amounts of trans fat are found naturally in animal-based foods, like dairy products and goat, sheep and cow meat.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What makes trans fats unhealthy?

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The correct answer is: Trans fats raise LDL -- "bad" cholesterol levels -- which increases the risk of heart disease.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

The FDA requires a label to include trans fat levels if the food product or dietary supplement has how much trans fat per serving?

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The correct answer is: If a dietary supplement or food contains a reportable amount of trans or saturated fat, which is 0.5 gram or more, it must be listed on the label.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

When did the FDA require food manufacturers to list saturated fat on food labels?

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The correct answer is: In 1993, the FDA started requiring food manufacturers to list saturated fat on labels. It started requiring them to include trans fat on labels in 2006.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What does fat intake have to do with vitamins?

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The correct answer is: Fat helps our body absorb vitamins A, D, E, K and carotenoids -- so-called fat soluble vitamins.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What is a heart-healthy fat?

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The correct answer is: Unsaturated fats are heart-healthy. Studies have shown monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may help lower blood cholesterol levels.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

What's an easy way to tell trans fat and saturated fat apart from healthier unsaturated fat?

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The correct answer is: Saturated fats and trans fats are typically solid at room temperature and are often called solid fats.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

What kind of fat is in olive oil?

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The correct answer is: Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat. Eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which fat may help patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar easier?

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The correct answer is: Some studies have shown that monounsaturated fats may help people with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar easier. Other studies have shown it helps improve blood cholesterol levels.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

What food is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats?

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The correct answer is: Many fish are good sources of omega-3 fats, but lake trout is one of the best sources of this heart-healthy fat.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Besides seafood, what is a good source of omega-3 fats?

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The correct answer is: Walnuts, ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil are good vegetable-based sources of omega-3 fats.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Plant sources of omega-3 fats are just as good as fish sources.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Plant sources contain an omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, which the body converts to the kind found in fish. But studies haven't shown definitively that this type of omega-3 is as good for you as the omega-3's found in fish.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

How many grams of fat are in a medium-sized avocado?

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The correct answer is: A medium-sized avocado contains 30 grams of fat. Even though avocados are high in fat, the fat they contain -- monounsaturated fat -- is good for you. Replacing a saturated fat like butter with avocado can help reduce your cholesterol.

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True or false: Partially hydrogenated oil is another name for trans fat.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is just another name for trans fat. Ironically, fully hydrogenated oil doesn't contain trans fat.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What food is the largest single source of saturated fat in the American diet?

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The correct answer is: According to the USDA, the major sources of saturated fat in the American diet include regular cheese, followed by pizza, grain-based desserts, dairy-based desserts, chicken and chicken mixed dishes, sausage, franks, bacon and ribs.

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True or false: Cholesterol is not a fat.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance, but it isn't a fat.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which has less saturated fat?

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The correct answer is: At just seven percent saturated fat, canola oil has the lowest saturated fat content of any cooking oil commonly used in the U.S. Olive oil has 15 percent saturated fat.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What makes some margarine less healthful than butter?

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The correct answer is: While margarine has less saturated fat than butter, some solid margarines actually contain trans fats. Some studies show that margarine lowers good cholesterol.

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True or false: A low-fat diet will help you lower your bad cholesterol better than a low-carb diet.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Studies show the diets have similar effects on LDL, or bad cholesterol levels.

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