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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As we announced in January, Centerplate has been exploring ways to eliminate man-made TransFats for several years as part of its vision for healthier choices -- a vision shared by the Mariners and the management team at Safeco Field.
Yes, transfats are bad for you, but what about behaviors that are bothersome to others?
There is a culture shift around healthy eating sweeping the United States, as evidenced by the number of fast food chains cutting out transfats and U.
Burkett continues to point out the urgency of compliance issues in the marketplace as the New Year "brings into effect new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to add specific allergens and transfats to product labels.
Olives are a cholesterol-free food and have no transfats.
Fruit and water will be available alongside candy bars and chips with at least half the vending options lower in saturated fat, sugar, and sodium and free of transfats.
Red meat is already high in saturated fat and when it is heated at high temperatures the fat changes to transfats which are cancer-causing.
Researchers in the US also found that men who ate the most transfats had poorer memories.
However, the safflower oil in the US study is rarely used in this country, and some modern margarines don't contain transfats, so consumers could expect to have lower cholesterol from eating them instead of butter.
Indeed, Virgin Coconut Oil in general, and certainly USDA seal organic coconut oil, is not hydrogenated and so cannot contain transfats.
She also announced plans to add vitamin D to flour products and reduce transfats which are unsaturated fats processed artificially" (GDN, June 30).