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Why is trans fat bad for you?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Atherogenic

It causes hardening of the arteries.

In brief: Atherogenic

It causes hardening of the arteries.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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