Trans Fats Directory
Many foods no longer contain trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils. Trans fats are bad for your health, raising your LDL "bad" cholesterol and increasing your risk of other health problems. To avoid trans fats in foods, read food labels and choose healthier options with fewer or no trans fats. The FDA is trying to ban artificial trans fats completely in the United States. Until then, find out how to identify trans fats and eat better foods.
Where Are Trans Fats Now?
Trans fats raise cholesterol levels and the risk of stroke and diabetes. WebMD explains how to read beyond nutrition labels to keep trans fat consumption to a minimum.
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Where Are Trans Fats Hiding?
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Trans Fats: The Science and the Risks
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The Benefits of Heart-Healthy Fats
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Trans Fats in Plain View
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Slideshows & Images
Cooking With Fats and Oils
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Be A Trans-Fat Detective
Information on trans fats.
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