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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?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
you bet, transfats are deadly poisons, and can kill you.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Raise LDL-P Bad
Trans-fats rare in nature; all living cells do cis-.
See google images. Ldl-p & hdl-p are the issue, not cholesterol, see NMR particle test. 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 & ?ldl.

In brief: Raise LDL-P Bad
Trans-fats rare in nature; all living cells do cis-.
See google images. Ldl-p & hdl-p are the issue, not cholesterol, see NMR particle test. 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 & ?ldl.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Fats
Saturated fats raise your "bad" cholesterol & add to cardiovascular risk.

In brief: Fats
Saturated fats raise your "bad" cholesterol & add to cardiovascular risk.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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