A 44-year-old member asked:
Is it true that trans fat is linked with raising your blood's hdl cholesterol levels and and increase in risk of heart disease?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fats: Saturated fats raise your "bad" cholesterol & add to cardiovascular risk.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Raise LDL, Heart dz.: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad!
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 4, 2015
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