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Why do I need to check food labels for trans fats?

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Food makers once used artificial trans fats to enhance the flavor, texture, and shelf life of processed foods. You might have seen those trans fats listed as "partially hydrogenated oils."

While food companies slowly remove trans fats from their products, you still need to check labels.

From: Understanding Trans Fats WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA: "Questions and Answers Regarding Trans Fat."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 16, 2018

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FDA: "Questions and Answers Regarding Trans Fat."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 16, 2018

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