What are trans fats, and how do they change my cholesterol level?

Topics: Food FAQ's, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Stroke

Trans fats do occur naturally–in the rumen of a cow’s stomach. Trans fats are solid at room temperature, like saturated fats. Trans fats are created when a metal catalyst, like copper, is heated to a high temperature, to transform a liquid oil (like soybean) into a solid fat (like shortening).

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