Which of the following is not a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids?
A. Corn oil
B. Soybean oil
C. Palm oil
D. Safflower oil
Olive oil contains abundant amounts of which type of fatty acid?
D. Partially hydrogenated
In which form are most dietary lipids found?
All of the following describe the characteristics of fat cells except
A. the number of fat cells decreases when fat is lost from the body.
B. the storage capacity for fat depends on both fat cell number and fat cell size.
C. the number increases when storage capacity has reached its limit.
D. the body’s ability to store fat is limitless.
All of the following are sources of cholesterol except
B. whole milk.
C. turkey meat.
D. peanut butter.
According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, what is the upper limit of fat, in grams, that should be consumed by a healthy person requiring 2,000 kcalories per day?
Which of the following describes a fatty acid that has one double bond?
An essential omega-3 fatty acid with 18 carbons and 3 double bonds is called?
A. Linoleic acid
C. Alpha-linoleic acid
What is the composition of the triglyceride form of fats?
A. Fatty acids, glycerol, and sterols
B. Fatty acids, glycerol, and phosphorus
C. Fatty acids and glycerol
D. Fatty acids, glycerol, phosphorus, and sterols
Which of the following does not describe a function of fat?
A. Adds flavor to food
B. Carrier of fat-soluble vitamins
C. Best source of energy for the brain
D. Insulates and protects the body
If a fat contains mostly saturated fatty acids, it is likely to be ________ at room temperature.
Which of the following would be a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids?
C. Olive oil
D. Safflower oil
Which of the following would you buy if you wanted the highest polyunsaturated fatty acid content?
A. Stick margarine made with canola oil
B. Semisolid shortening made with olive oil
C. Soft margarine in a tub, made from corn oil
D. Liquid, squeezable margarine, made from safflower oil
Which of the following is an essential fatty acid?
Which of the following contains a rich supply of omega-3 fatty acids?
D. Chicken breast
Name an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbons and 5 double bonds, found in fatty fish and synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid.
B. Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
D. Omega-6 fatty acids
Studies of Greenland Eskimos, among others, have demonstrated a relationship between the consumption of fish and the risk for heart disease. What is the most likely mechanism for the reduction of heart disease risk when fish is consumed?
A. The protein in fish lowers the blood cholesterol.
B. Fish is low in cholesterol.
C. Fish contain fatty acids that decrease blood clotting.
D. The carbohydrate in fish lowers blood cholesterol.
The safest way to get measurable heart disease risk-reducing benefits from consuming omega-3 fatty acids, would be to