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by Catherine M. Haug,  Mar 2015; updated April 2019 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Butyrate (butyric acid) is a 4-carbon fatty acid from which butter gets its name. It is one of the most important short chain fatty acids produced … Continue reading

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Saturated Fats, Part 1: The Good Rap

By Cat, December 2006; updated January 2007, January 2008, and April 2019 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia commons) Before we can discuss intelligently about whether saturated fats are good or bad for human health, we must first understand what they are … Continue reading

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