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Trans Fat Facts and Fiction

Not all fats are alike. Some are needed for good health, and others such as trans fats should be limited in a healthy diet. Most trans fats—also called trans fatty acids—are found in processed foods, but some are found naturally in meat and dairy products.

1. Most of the trans fats that Americans eat are made during a process called hydrogenation. What does it do?
2. You can find trans fats in:
3. Your best daily dose of trans fat is:
4. Trans fats can lead to heart disease because:
5. The FDA requires that:
6. The best way to avoid trans fats is:
Online Medical Reviewer: Horowitz, Diane, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2019
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