trans fatty acids


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Related to trans fatty acids: LDL, Triglycerides, Omega 3

stealth fat

Nutrition
A nonspecific term that has been used for:
(1) A fat (bisphenol A) that does not appear on food nutrition labels and which may impact upon weight gain.
(2) Body fat that accumulates when people underestimate the amount of food that they are eating—e.g., from snacking, bits of leftovers on plates in family meals, various juices and low- (but not no-) calorie foods and beverages.

trans fatty acids

Unsaturated fatty acids with at least one double bond in the TRANS configuration. They are formed during partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils in the manufacture of margarines. Trans fatty acids promote inflammation and increase activity of the tumour necrosis factor in obese women. A daily intake of about five grams of trans fat is believed to be associated with a 25 percent in crease in the risk of coronary artery disease. In the USA the FDA now (2006) requires food labelling to include content of trans fatty acids.
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5 g) Cholesterol Less than 150 mg/day Alcohol No more than 1 serving/day Sodium Less than 1,500 mg/day Trans fatty acids 0 g FOOD/NUTRIENTS SERVING SIZE/SOURCES Fruits and 1 cleafy vegetable, 1/2 c cut-up raw or vegetables cooked vegetable, 1/2 c fruit juice Fish 3.
Hydrogenation alternatives: effects of trans fatty acids and stearic acid versus linoleic on serum lipids and lipoproteins in humans.
For example, an editorial In the New England Journal of Medicine In 2014 about trans fatty acids stated, "In the early 1990s, studies began [Italics mine] revealing negative health effects of trans fats, and by the mid-20005, It was clear beyond doubt that trans fats Increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
They said: "A total ban on trans fatty acids in processed foods might prevent or postpone about 7,200 deaths from coronary heart disease from 2015-20 and reduce inequality in mortality from coronary heart disease by about 3,000 deaths.
In our article (1), we report mean trans fatty acid (TFA) intakes of 0.
Dietary trans fatty acids are primarily products of hydrogenation, which makes unsaturated oils solid at room temperature.
Trans fats or trans fatty acids (TFAs) are unsaturated fatty acids that have at least one of the carbon-carbon double bonds in the trans configuration, as opposed to the majority of dietary unsaturated fatty acids that have the double bonds in the cis configuration.
At this final three-way meeting, the co-legislators chose to settle the controversial questions of labelling requirements on origin, slaughter without stunning and trans fatty acids by asking the Commission to carry out impact assessments.
In addition to the direct industry questionnaires, two investigators searched, systematically and independently, each declarant website for information on TFA contents of products in LAC markets using the search terms trans fatty acids, trans fats, and trans in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
trans fatty acids (TFAs) are isomers generated by this process to an extent that will depend on processing conditions.
Trans fats - also known as trans fatty acids - are found in many cakes, pastries, pies, chips and fast foods.