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The evils of trans fats

  1. Nov 21, 2005 #1

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    I've heard a lot of bad press on trans fats claiming they are more dangerous than natural saturated fats, but it isn't clear to me why this would be true. The hydrogenation process appears to create an identical molecular structure to an ordinary saturated fat. I went looking for info on why trans fats are worse for our health than regular saturated fat, and I found the following list at a site called bantransfats.com:
    So I'm wondering two things:
    a) Is this information correct?
    b) If so, why do trans fats behave differently than naturally-occurring saturated fats?
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2005 #2

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    hmm.. no opinions on this one?
     
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