Keyword "trans fat"

There are 8 articles tagged with keyword "trans fat".

  • Trans Fats in the Canadian Diet

    Industrial trans fats are fats formed when liquid oils are made into semi-solid or solid fats, such as shortening and hard margarine, during a process called hydrogenation. Most of the trans fat in a typical Canadian diet come from hard margarines, and commercially fried foods and...

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  • Natural Trans Fats

    There are substantial differences between the natural trans fats in fats from ruminants (cows, sheep, goats) and the trans fats in industrially produced vegetable fats and oils. The hydrogenation process is radically different, as are the types and amounts of trans fats created....

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  • WHO Report on Trans Fats: Effects of Industrial versus Ruminant Trans Fat

    Data from randomized, controlled trials and observational studies demonstrate unequivocally that industrial trans fatty acids (TFA) derived from partially hydrogenated oils adversely affect several cardiovascular risk factors and are highly correlated with an increased risk of coronary...

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  • The Facts on Natural Trans Fats and Cardiovascular Disease

    It is well established that industrial trans fats increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. The effects of natural trans fats, particularly ruminant fats, are less clear. Current evidence suggests that ruminant trans fats are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, emerging evidence suggests a beneficial effect of specific ruminant trans fatty acids on cardiovascular health.

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  • The Effects of CLA on Health

    For the past two decades, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has attracted significant research interest due to its favourable potential effects on health. While studies are still in their early phase, published reviews on CLA have highlighted the benefits of this natural ruminant fat.

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  • Health Benefits of Vaccenic Acid

    While limited scientific evidence exists regarding the effect of vaccenic acid on health, the literature suggests that consumption of this natural trans fatty acid may impart favourable health effects.

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  • How Much CLA is Enough?

    There is increasing evidence from the literature to suggest that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) provides various health advantages. However, the amount of CLA that people need to consume to derive these potential benefits remains to be elucidated.

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  • Types of Saturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease

    Recent research suggests that not all saturated fatty acids have the same effect on cardiovascular health. Saturated fatty acids found in dairy fat may even diminish the risk of cardiovascular disease. HighlightsCirculating saturated fatty acids do not appear to be associated with...

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