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Many processed foods are now being advertised as being free of trans fats. What good is that?
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Reduce disease risks
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.

In brief: Reduce disease risks
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.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
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
Dr. Randy Baker
another good link: http://www.treelight.com/health/nutrition/PartiallyHydrogenatedOils.html
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