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I am thinking why our body must get saturated fatty acids from diet. We can make them, since they are not essential fatty acids. The body can make all fatty acids except linoleic acid and alfa-linolenic acid.

So why do we need to get saturated fatty acids from food?

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Where does it say that we must get saturated fatty acids from our diet? If they are not essential fatty acids, then by definition we don't need them in our diet - we can make them from other precursors. –  MattDMo Mar 23 '13 at 20:41
    
That I was thinking too. The question is put forward by my professor and I cannot find any reason why it is important to get saturated fatty acids from diet. –  Masi Mar 24 '13 at 17:14
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