“fat cells burn around 2.05 Calories per pound, so you’d gain a lot of weight” in order for for the extra fan to burn off the extra calories you’re eating.
For every 1% increase in energy from saturated fatty acids, cholesterol levels rise by 1.3 to 1.7 mg/dl
http://www.csuchico.edu/grassfedbeef/research/Review Grassfed Beef 2010.pdf
Of course, not all saturated fat is equal, so this is an average over several studies. A few more tidbits from this article:
- Lauric Acid (C12:0) preferentially increases HDL so affects cholesterol in a positive way
- Stearic Acid (C18:0) has no impact on serum cholesterol concentrations