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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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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fats: Saturated fats raise your "bad" cholesterol & add to cardiovascular risk.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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!
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
you bet, transfats are deadly poisons, and can kill you.
May 28, 2015

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