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What are trans fats?

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Trans fats are formed during the process of "partial hydrogenation," a manufacturing technique that turns liquid oils into partially solid products. These fats can be found in some vegetable shortening, margarine, crackers, candies, cookies, snack foods, fried foods, baked goods, and other processed foods. Eating too many trans fats raises the cholesterol level in the blood.

From: All About Food Labels WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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FDA.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Ritzcrackers.com.

FDA.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

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