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Why are trans fats so bad for you?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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