trans fat

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trans fat

 (trăns)
n.
1. A trans fatty acid.
2. Trans fatty acids considered as a group.
Translations
Transfettsäure

trans fat

(fam) trans fatty acid. V. fatty acid.
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New York Proves That Banning Trans Fats Reduces Heart Attacks.
The mandatory law about food labeling in trans fat acids presumes that there are laboratories able to make analyses, as there have been few foods analyzed for their trans fats content until now, so the manufacturers will be obliged to carry out the analysis.
The artificial fat is used to improve the taste, texture and shelf-life of processed foods, although trans fats also occur naturally in dairy such as whole milk, and some meats.
Researchers looked at existing studies to compare the effects of saturated fat - found in animal products such as butter and meat - with man-made trans fats.
In contrast, research suggests that industrial trans fats may increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
A year and a half after issuing a "tentative determination" that partially hydrogenated oils--the main source of trans-unsaturated fatty acids, ortrans fats--were unsafe to be consumed in any quantity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to effectively ban the use of nearly all trans fats in food.
This is because, last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally ruled that Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods, are not "generally recognised as safe" (GRAS) for use in food and has given the food industry a compliance window of three years to reformulate products with other permissible food additives.
This determination will significantly reduce the use of PHOs, the major source of artificial trans fats, in the food supply.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is removing trans fats, whose source is partially hydrogenated oils, from the list of foods generally recognized as safe.
Among 1,000 people, those who consumed the most trans fats performed the worst on a word memory test--a more than 10 percent reduction compared with those who ate the least trans fat.
Trans fats have made headlines in recent years as studies continue to show the harmful effects of these commonly used ingredients.
Q Can you explain why trans fats are considered so harmful to our health?