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Dear Dietician: Trans Fats

 

Last updated 10/31/2018 at 1:41pm



Dear Readers,

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...



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