Polyunsaturated Fat

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Polyunsaturated Fat refers to fatty acids with multiple double bonds in their chemical structure.

Types of Polyunsaturated Fats

Fats are categorized by the number of carbons in them, the number of double bonds, and the placement of the double bonds in their chemical structures. A fat with 18 carbons and 3 double bonds is notated (18:3). If the fat is an omega-6 fatty acid, it is notated as "n-6." Likewise, an omega-3 fatty acid is written as "n-3."

The following are all polyunsaturated fats:

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