The Skinny on Trans Fats. Why are Trans Fats a Problem?. 1. Doubles risk of cardio-vascular disease compared to saturated fats Increases LDL-cholesterol Decreases HDL-cholesterol. JAMA 2001;285:2486-2497 . Why are Trans Fats a Problem ?.
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Good (HDL) Bad (LDL)
Hydrogen + Vegetable Oil = Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Partially hydrogenated oils contain trans fat
C Bell Globemedia Inc. (http://www.ctv.ca/generic/WebSpecials/transfat/index_story 1 a 1.html
Eat Is Manufactured
21% Naturally Occurring
Meat and Dairy Products
Source: FDA Consumer magazine. September-October 2003 Issue. Pub No. FDA04-1329C
Data Source: http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2003/503_fats.html
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil
Vegetable shortening and margarine
Cakes, crackers, pastries, cookies, pies and hamburger buns
Fry oils for French fries, chicken nuggets, fish fillets, and doughnuts
Funds for Fresh
Piper Mattson, M.S., R.D.
Nutrition Education Specialist
Thanks to: Bonnie Modugno, muchmorethanfood.com
& Jean Tremaine,LA Pub. Hlth. for their assistance