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What are the types of unsaturated fats?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The types of unsaturated fats are: the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are found in nuts, fish, and vegetable and fruit oils. These fats are naturally "unsaturated" because they do not contain the maximum number of hydrogen atoms, and usually remain liquid at room temperature. The prefixes "poly" and "mono" refer to the number of the unsaturated hydrogen bonds.
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