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Answered 2010-04-27 23:07:16

In moderation, yes.

Saturated Fatty Acids comprise a large portion of cellular membrane structure, are important for brain development, enhance calcium absorption, and aid in synthesis of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). They also contain quantities of necessary fat-soluble vitamins that many people are deficient in (A, D, etc.).

Your body also stores excess calories as saturated fat for later use as a source of energy.

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