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why are trans fats so bad for you?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Cause many illnesses: Most trans fats come from partially hydrogenated oils found in many processed & fried foods like french fries & donuts. Simply put, trans fats are highly toxic.They cause inflammation, raise cholesterol & may cause up to 100, 000 deaths in the us from heart disease each year. They also increase risk of alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, depression & infertility. See my comment for some links.
Answered on Sep 23, 2016
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
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another good link: http://www.treelight.com/health/nutrition/PartiallyHydrogenatedOils.html
Jul 27, 2012
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
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For more information on how trans fats affect our health see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/16/scientists-unlock-how-trans-fats-harm-your-arteries.aspx and http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/06/10/trans-fats.aspx
Jul 27, 2012
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Foreign Biochemistry: The issue: the carbon-carbon spatial bond pattern when double bonds, between carbons, are converted to single; lookup in google images: "cis-fat vs. Trans-fat". The vast majority of c-c bonds in fats, & other carbon backbone molecules, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side groups). Living cells all break double bonds to cis-bonds; trans-bonds are foreign to our genes/enzymes.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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