Trans Fat and Fast Food

What is trans fat?
Trans fat is made when manufacturers add hydrogen to vegetable oil – a process called hydrogenation.

Why is trans fat bad?
Trans fat raises LDL cholesterol, which increases your risk for coronary heart disease. It has also been shown to lower HDL, which helps remove LDL from arteries.

Where is trans fat found?
Trans fat can be found in vegetable shortenings and fo...

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