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Poly-unsaturated Fats

These fats occur naturally in vegetables and in oils made from them such as corn (maize), rape seed and sunflower. It was thought for a while that health benefits could be obtained by eating these fats instead of Saturated Fats, and they were and are used in margarines (some of these still make health claims on their behalf); it is now thought that this generalisation isn"t necessarily true, unless the oils are in their purest forms and haven"t been heat treated during manufacture - in which case they might be labelled "virgin". Unfashionable Trans Fats, for example, are a sub-division of this group.

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