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Trans FatFats created by an industrial process called partial hydrogenation. In this process, hydrogen is added to liquid vegetable oil and pressurized to create a stiffer fat like that found in a can of Crisco. Trans fats are also called hydrogenated fats.
Trans fats increase blood levels of LDL (low density lipoprotein) or "bad" cholesterol, while lowering levels of HDL (high density lipoprotein) or "good" cholesterol. The result of which may cause clogging of arteries, type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has recently taken the position that "intake of trans fats should be as low as possible."
When you go on your next diet, remember this: carbs might make you chubby, but trans fats might make you die.
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