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What are trans fats?

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02/05/2011

Trans fats are a produce to "hydrogenation" of oils. Long ago, someone discovered that cooking oils can be modified to keep it from turning "rancid", and can make it turn to the consistency of butter when hydrogen is forced into the oil under pressure. The process is called hydrogenation. Some of the oil molecules do not complete the process and end up being called "trans fats". These types of fats are said to be responsible for corinary disease and have been blamed for other medical conditions as well. The human body has never been able to adequately establish a way to deal with trans fats