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The basic building block of "fat" are fatty acids. Cis is a term used in chemistry and other sciences. Below is the definition of cis from Answers.com cis-
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  1. On this side: cisatlantic.
  2. Having a pair of identical atoms or groups on the same side of a plane that passes through two carbon atoms linked by a double bond. Used of a geometric isomer: cis-2-butene.
[Latin, from cis, on this side of.] In an effort to answer "Cis Fat", the description below is cut and pasted from Answers.com for "Unsaturated fatty acid" Hopefully this helps:-) unsaturated fatty acid A http://www.answers.com/topic/fatty-acid that contains one (monounsaturated) or more (polyunsaturated) double bonds between carbon atoms. Each double bond takes the place of one hydrogen atom. In cis fatty acids, the two hydrogen atoms adjacent to a double bond are on the same side. This imposes a kink in the molecule making cis unsaturated fatty acids less easy to pack together. Consequently, cis unsaturated fats are usually liquid (oil) at room temperature. In trans-unsaturated fatty acids, the two hydrogen atoms adjacent to a double bond are on opposite sides, enabling the atoms to pack more closely together and giving the trans unsaturated fatty acids physical properties similar to saturated fatty acids. Eating large amounts of foods with high levels of trans unsaturated fatty acids is generally regarded as more detrimental to health than eating comparable amounts of food containing cis unsaturated fatty acids.
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Differences between cis and trans fats?

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What is fat?

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Why do we get fat?

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What foods contain cis fats?

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What are the example for cis fat?

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