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Dr. Al Hegab
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Trans Fats (Overview)

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!


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Does lard contain trans fat or saturated fat?

Does lard contain trans fat or saturated fat?

Healthy, Not Trans: Lard, stored animal fat, no trans bonds. Ancel keys: fraudulent. The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats, plant & animal, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. No evidence nat. Sat. Fat unhealthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
46 doctors shared insights

Trans Fats (Overview)

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!


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Difference between mono unsaturated fats and trans fat?

Difference between mono unsaturated fats and trans fat?

Chemistry & Health: Mono saturated fats are defined by having only one methyl group and the remainder of their carbon chain contain double bonds and no hydrogen atoms attached.That's chemistry. They are neutral in raising the LDL cholesterol & liquid at body temp.Trans saturated fatty acids are saturated fats- having lots of hydrogen atoms & the double bonds are in a trans configuration. They raise LDL , solid @ 98.6. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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What foods contain saturated and trans fat?

What foods contain saturated and trans fat?

Per AHA: Saturated fats- butter, lard, fatback & solid shortening. Trans fats- vegetable shortening, select margarines, food fried in partially hydrogenated oil (or containing it), & many types of cookies, snacks & crackers. ...Read more

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Is hydrogenated soybean oil a trans fat?

Depends HOW Done: The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Plant fats more double bonds & liquid, than animal, more solid, but this does not mean healthier: ancel keys fraudulent. ...Read more

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Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Yes: Both these types of fat have been shown to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol. Like any fat, they contain calories, so any extra fat should replace existing calories from saturated fat or carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What is the good fat trans fat polyunsaturated are saturated fat thanks?

What is the good fat trans fat  polyunsaturated are saturated fat  thanks?

Sat. & some UnSat.: The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Plant fats more double bonds & liquid than animal, more solid, but this does not mean healthier: ancel keys fraudulent. ...Read more

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What are trans fats?

What are trans fats?

Transformed veg. oil: Trans fat is what one gets by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil. The trans fat is more solid, less "oily", and makes junk food more stable for a longer time. Trans fat is bad because it raises a person's bad cholesterol, and lowers his good cholesterol, so it blocks up arteries worse than saturated fats do. Food labels that say "0 grams" trans fat mean "less than half a gram", not necessarily zero! ...Read more

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Which is more healthy, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

Which is more healthy, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

PUFA Toxicity: Most people in industrialized countries get too much polyunsaturated fat of the omega-6 kind: from either natural or partially hydrogenated corn, soy, cottonseed or safflower oils. Only 1% of dietary calories is required as polyunsaturates and most modern diets supply 10% or more. These fats oxidize themselves (the same process makes oil-based paint dry) and increase the need for anti-oxidants. ...Read more

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What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

Unhealthy Fats: Unsaturated fats are in salmon, trout herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and olive oil. They help improve blood Cholesterol. Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) Cholesterol levels causing increased risk of heart disease. They are in doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, cakes, fried fast food, Avoid Trans fats See Physician for Healthy Diet for your Heart! ...Read more

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Is the fat in grapes saturated or unsaturated?

Is the fat in grapes saturated or unsaturated?

Grape fats.: Here is breakdown of fat content of different types of grapes: https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/grapes/fat. There tends to be combination of fat types. ...Read more

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Are all saturated fats equal?

More or less: Bad fats= bad fats. Depends on quantity and animal sources. ...Read more

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If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

NO!!!: First of all, there is good reason to question whether saturated fats are actually unhealthy- see http://www.Bmj.Com/content/347/bmj.F6340 however, trans fats are among the most toxic foods one can eat and a major cause of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq no amount of healthy fats can "cancel out" the incredible toxicity caused by trans fats. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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Sports protein drink: Any concern with saturated fat 1.5 mg; trans fat 0 mg; polyunsaturated fat 1gm; monounsaturated fat 4.5 mg. in 11 oz. drink.(?)

Sports protein drink: Any concern with saturated fat 1.5 mg; trans fat 0 mg; polyunsaturated fat 1gm; monounsaturated fat 4.5 mg. in 11 oz. drink.(?)

7 grams of fat: is quite a bit for a protein shake of 11 ounces. There begin is more monounsaturated fat (4.5) than saturated fat (1.5) is good. It is great that you are reading food labels. Keep looking around, you should be able to find a protein shake which contains less fat and no saturated fat. See photo of protein shake mix which contains 0 g fat and less than 1 g of sugar. ...Read more

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How can saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

How can  saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

Mostly a caloric: Phenomenon. Unfortunately fats are calorically dense. Twice as much as carbohydrates and proteins. So unfortuantely you don't have to eat too many fats(gram) wise before your intake of calories becomes so significant that you are consuming more calories than you are burning. In that setting you will start you store calories and usually in the form of fat. ...Read more

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What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

Various plant based: Not healthy, despite marketing, high in omega 6 ; 9, not 3 fatty acids. Study videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, science for smart people, fatchance.Html. Dietdoctor.Com/about ; many other references. Cholesterol is made by every one of our cells; wrong issue! correct issue lipoproteins. Hflc, not lchf, foods improve ldl. ...Read more

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Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

It's not Better: Polyunsaturated fat (pufa) and saturated fat have the same calories to make you gain weight, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar. The most recent studies show monounsaturated fats such as olive oil or canola oil are the least harmful: unlike pufa, they do not auto-oxidize or increase inflammation and they are the fastest to be burned as fuel. But really, there is "no safe fat!". ...Read more

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How do un and saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

How do un and saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

Like other fats: Fats have 9 calories per gram as compared to about 4 calories per gram for protein and carbohydrates. Fats, good or bad, all have about the same caloric content and are more or less equally fatteing. ...Read more

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Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs and less sugar be more healthy?

Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs
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Leaner diet.: From a traditional point of view, we would not generally recommend such a diet for an individual potentially prone to coronary artery disease. Low fat diet is recommended, with a leaning towards pony- and mono-unsaturated fats (like fish oil). Less sugar, yes, but less carbohydrates, no - just pick the right carbohydrates - complex, with fiber. ...Read more

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What are trans fats?

Transformed veg. oil: Trans fat is what one gets by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil. The trans fat is more solid, less "oily", and makes junk food more stable for a longer time. Trans fat is bad because it raises a person's bad cholesterol, and lowers his good cholesterol, so it blocks up arteries worse than saturated fats do. Food labels that say "0 grams" trans fat mean "less than half a gram", not necessarily zero! ...Read more

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Why are trans fats so bad for you?

Why are trans fats so bad for you?

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. ...Read more

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How does our body break down trans fats?

How does our body break down trans fats?

Trans fats are: foreign to the body, like fake money. The receptor sites on our molecules do not recognize them properly, thus they are bad for our health. They low down metabolism and foster diabetes. Peace and good health. Best to go for good fats, e.g., fish oil, coconut oil, avocado, etc. ...Read more

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So how long do trans fats stay in the body?

Trans fats: Great question! adding to dr. Novick's response, trans fats also get incorporated into the membrane structure of your cells. This can affect the receptors on those cells, making them less responsive to chemical messengers essential in the running of your body (including your brain). It's best to have a supply of healthy fats around that your body can use to make healthy cell membranes. ...Read more

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Is it ever healthy to eat foods with trans fats?

No: 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! ...Read more

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Where are the most common places to find trans fats?

Man made fat: Trans fats is a man made fat changing the fat molecule so it last. It is found in foods with hydrogenated fat or partially hydrogenated fat. It is solid at room temperature (ex crisco) and is found in processed foods like potato chips and baked goods. This is a very bad fat linked to heart disease. Avoid this by not eating processed food. Nature does not make this...Only man does. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trans fats?

Hydrogenated oils: 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! ...Read more

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What would happen if I ate 15 grams of trans fats in one day?

What would happen if I ate 15 grams of trans fats in one day?

Repetition is Key: The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Plant fats more double bonds & liquid, than animal, more solid, but this does not mean healthier: ancel keys fraudulent. ...Read more

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What are trans fats and processed foods? Why are they bad for the body?

What are trans fats and processed foods? Why are they bad for the body?

Clogs the arteries: Trans-fats are created to make oils more solid and keep their flavor or texture longer in processed foods. The unfortunate thing is that trans-fats cause bad cholesterol-related problems, and clog up arteries, leading to heart disease, artery disease, or strokes. In recent years, food processing companies have taken much of the trans-fats out of their foods (but replaced them with other fats). ...Read more

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What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them i food?

What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them i food?

Trans fats: Trans fats were created when manufacturers started turning liquid oils into solid fats -- like margarine -- as a substitute for the saturated fats in butter, cream, & meats that people thought caused heart disease. The process used is called hydrogenation. Later they realized that these products last longer before going rancid. So now, many foods contain this despite ill effects in humans. ...Read more

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What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

What are  trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

LowerProcessingCosts: The issue is: when double bonds, between carbons, are converted to single, the bond spatial pattern. 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 break double bonds to cis-bonds; industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. ...Read more

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The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

Heart disease: 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! ...Read more

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If trans fats are bad for us, what are the other kinds of fat we are supposed to eat?

Loaded question.: All fats are high in calories and can contribute to being weight gain, so in general the intake of fats should be limited. That being said, if you were to eat fats make sure they're mono- and polyunsaturated fats which are a bit healthier than the others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

BAD BAD BAD: Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowers your HDL ("good") cholesterol. ...Read more

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When foods were cooked in pure trans fats, is the buildup it caused in people still there?

Depends: Any fat a person eats can get incorporated into cell walls, so yes, eating trans fats can cause these fats to remain in cells for some time. ...Read more

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Many processed foods are now being advertised as being free of trans fats. What good is that?

Marketing, SomeTruth: ? evidence processing, including just grinding into flour & levening, unhealthy. Vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats, plant & animal, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Less trans-: not as bad. ...Read more

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The whole time when foods were cooked in pure trans fats is the buildup it caused in people still there?

Dean Ornish: Dean ornish claims that the build up of plaque is reversible through eating a mostly fruit and vegetable diet, limiting saturated fats from red meats. Staying away from processed foods is also important since sugar and high insulin helps to deposit the fats into the walls of the arteries. Its not all about fat, but the entire diet is important. ...Read more

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What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

Unhealthy Fats: Unsaturated fats are in salmon, trout herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and olive oil. They help improve blood Cholesterol. Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) Cholesterol levels causing increased risk of heart disease. They are in doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, cakes, fried fast food, Avoid Trans fats See Physician for Healthy Diet for your Heart! ...Read more

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If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

Unsaturated fats: The remaining fats are unsaturated fats. Trans fats are very toxic and should be avoided as much as possible. Most saturated fats are unhealthy, though smaller saturated fats like lauric acid in coconut oil are not unhealthy. Other fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are relatively healthy but can become less healthy when heated. ...Read more

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