Trans- fats are double trouble.

Cholesterol, Healthy Heart, Women's Health
on February 16, 2012

They raise LDL cholesterol and lower HDL cholesterol, so they are even worse than saturated fat when it comes to cholesterol. They are being used less, but can still be found in small amounts in some spreads, cookies, crackers, cakes and fried foods. Even if a food label says 0 grams of trans- fats, check the ingredients list. If you see the words “partially hydrogenated” or simply “hydrogenated” vegetable oil the food likely contains some trans- fats.

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