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  • lard
  • Wistar rats fed soybean oil (60% LA) for 4 weeks had significantly lower glucose-stimulated insulin responses compared to rats fed lard (10% LA) whose insulin responses were similar to those of rats fed a low fat control diet. (blogspot.com)
  • Lard is pig fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lard is commonly used in many cuisines around the world as a cooking fat or shortening, or as a spread similar to butter. (wikipedia.org)
  • The culinary qualities of lard vary somewhat depending on the part of the pig from which the fat has been taken, and how the lard is processed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The highest grade of lard, known as leaf lard, is obtained from the "flare" visceral fat deposit surrounding the kidneys and inside the loin. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lowest grade (for purposes of rendering into lard) is obtained from the soft caul fat surrounding digestive organs, such as small intestines, though caul fat is often used directly as a wrapping for roasting lean meats or in the manufacture of pâtés. (wikipedia.org)
  • In wet rendering, pig fat is boiled in water or steamed at a high temperature and the lard, which is insoluble in water, is skimmed off the surface of the mixture or separated in an industrial centrifuge. (wikipedia.org)
  • Industrially-produced lard, including much of the lard sold in supermarkets, is rendered from a mixture of high and low quality fat sourced from throughout the pig. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lard consists mainly of fats, which in the language of chemistry are known as triglycerides. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lard has always been an important cooking and baking staple in cultures where pork is an important dietary item, the fat of pigs often being as valuable a product as their meat. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Tallow (beef fat) is about 50% monounsaturated fat and lard is about 40% monounsaturated fat. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two Canadian studies have shown that vaccenic acid, found in beef and dairy products, could actually be beneficial compared to hydrogenated vegetable shortening, or a mixture of pork lard and soy fat, by lowering total and LDL and triglyceride levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trans fats levels can be reduced or eliminated using saturated fats such as lard, palm oil or fully hydrogenated fats, or by using interesterified fat. (wikipedia.org)
  • dietary fats consisted primarily of butterfat, beef tallow, and lard. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diets
  • Diets with a higher percentage of fats - if they are the good sort - can actually be better for you than their low-fat counterparts, according to a report issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). (askmyhealth.com)
  • However, the research did not find evidence that diets higher in saturated fat reduce cardiovascular risk either and concluded that the certainty of associations between saturated fat and all outcomes was "very low," meaning further research is needed. (bhf.org.uk)
  • Health experts are quick to point out the advantages of unsaturated fats over saturated or trans fats when following heart healthy diets, but what exactly are unsaturated fats and why are they considered healthier than other forms of fat? (ezsoftech.com)
  • Fat composition in different foods view talk edit Incidence of Insulin resistance is lowered with diets higher in monounsaturated fats (especially oleic acid), while the opposite is true for diets high in polyunsaturated fats (especially large amounts of arachidonic acid) as well as saturated fats (such as arachidic acid). (wikipedia.org)
  • Although both pro- and anti-inflammatory types of fat are biologically necessary, fat dietary ratios in most US diets are skewed towards Omega 6, with subsequent disinhibition of inflammation and potentiation of insulin resistance. (wikipedia.org)
  • While consumption of small amounts of saturated fats is common in diets, meta-analyses found a significant correlation between high consumption of saturated fats and blood LDL concentration, a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • whole grains
  • Most impressive is the finding that replacing saturated fats with PUFAs rather than whole grains provides the most CHD risk reduction. (acc.org)
  • Recent American Cancer Society guidelines for cancer prevention, e.g., suggest reducing the intake of fat, alcohol, and salt- cured and smoked foods, while increasing the intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains (681). (quackwatch.org)
  • Increase his vegetables and whole grains intake, but decrease the fat, salt and sugar intakes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The original USDA pyramid has been criticized for not differentiating between refined grains and whole grains, between saturated fats and unsaturated fats, and for not placing enough emphasis on exercise and weight control. (wikipedia.org)
  • higher intakes
  • Some studies have shown associations between higher intakes and/or blood levels of polyunsaturated fat omega-3s and a decreased risk of certain cancers, including breast and colorectal cancer, while other studies found no associations with cancer risk. (wikipedia.org)