Dear Dietician: Trans Fats
Last updated 10/31/2018 at 1:41pm
We've all heard of trans fats by now, but what are they and what effect do they have on the body? "Trans" is a chemistry term that refers to the arrangement of molecules. In a trans formation, molecules are arranged on opposite sides of the carbon: carbon double bond.
Trans fats, which are unsaturated, are found in small amounts in animal products. The big offender has been artifi...