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What are trans fats?

Trans fats are a form of polyunsaturated fat that have been chemically altered. They have been shown to significantly increase the risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease. They can be found in butter, some margarines and some processed foods. It is recommended that you minimize the amount of trans fats you consume.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 02 Oct 2014
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