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Definition of Fat, unsaturated

Fat, unsaturated: A fat that is liquid at room temperature and comes from a plant such as olive, peanut, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower, or soybean. Unsaturated fats tend to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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