Trans Fat Articles

What is trans fat? Trans fat is a fatty acid formed through a chemical process called hydrogenation. Hydrogen is added to liquid vegetable oils to reconfigure the fat molecules into solid fat. Some...

Almost all chemically modified fats are as bad for you as they sound. Hydrogenation, the process that turns liquid oils into solid fats, creates trans fat. For years manufacturers used partially and...

Q: I’ve heard I should stay away from trans fat because I have high cholesterol. What foods have trans fat? And are they really that bad?     A: What you’ve heard is true—trans fat...

It’s great that companies now must list the total amount of trans fat on the Nutrition Facts label. After all, trans fat raises triglycerides as well as bad (LDL) cholesterol while and lowering heart...