trans-fatty acid


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trans-fatty acid

The solid fat produced by heating liquid vegetable oils in the presence of hydrogen and certain metal catalysts. Partial hydrogenation changes some of the unsaturated bonds to saturated ones. The more trans-fatty acids in the diet, the higher the serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
See also: acid
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Counties in the state of New York, USA, that have introduced restrictions on trans-fatty acids in restaurants and takeaway outlets have seen significantly fewer admissions for cardiovascular events than counties with no restrictions, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology recently.
Previous research, which analysed data from four large studies, indicated that a daily intake of trans-fatty acid of 5g was associated with a 23% increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Reducing or eliminating hydrogenated oil is the key to making margarine and other products with low trans-fatty acids.
Unfortunately the trans-fatty acids are still difficult to detect in the family shop, thanks to the meanderings of the food industry.
The countries like USA, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan etc and even poor countries like Cuba have actively taken preventive effective measures including legislative ones to eliminate Trans-fatty acids from eatables thus reducing the burden of their related lethal disorders.
Consumption of a solid fat rich in lauric acid results in a more favorable serum lipid profile in healthy men and women than consumption of a solid fat rich in trans-fatty acids.
Also during the study period, some local and state health departments began to require restaurants to limit the use of trans-fatty acids in foods and stepped up awareness campaigns about the health risks associated with such acids.
Specifically, we thought that omega 3 fatty acids would reduce and omega 6 and trans-fatty acids would increase prostate cancer risk.
Conversely, the study also found that men with the highest blood ratios of trans-fatty acids - which are linked to inflammation and heart disease and abundant in processed foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils - had a 50 percent reduction in the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
Voluntary reduction of trans-fatty acids in Latin America and the Caribbean: current situation
Indian scientists are addressing the food industry's efforts aimed at reducing or removing trans-fatty acids from products.
The material contains a significant proportion of active phytochemicals, is rich in phospholipids and glycolipids, is free of trans-fatty acids and is rich in unsaturated fatty acids.

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