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What are trans fats?

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Trans fatty acids raise blood cholesterol levels and increase heart disease risk even more than saturated fats. For this reason, The FDA has acted to remove TFAs from all foods by 2020.

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Facts About Blood Cholesterol."

Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2013): "2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults."

United State Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Facts About Blood Cholesterol."

Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2013): "2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults."

United State Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 29, 2019

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