trans fatty acid


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trans fatty acid

n.
An unsaturated fatty acid produced by the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils and present in hardened vegetable oils, most margarines, commercial baked foods, and many fried foods. An excess of these fats in the diet is associated with high LDL cholesterol levels, low HDL cholesterol levels, and an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
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Noun1.trans fatty acid - a fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape)trans fatty acid - a fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape); found in processed foods such as margarine and fried foods and puddings and commercially baked goods and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils
margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine, margarin - a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
fatty acid - any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms
elaidic acid - a monounsaturated fatty acid that has the same structure as oleic acid except that it is a trans fatty acid; the major trans fatty acid in margarine and fried foods
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4-6) In his 1970 book, Nutrition Against Disease, biochemist Roger Williams cited evidence that trans fatty acids and fats heated to high temperatures are harmful, whereas there is little evidence that dietary fat per se is dangerous.
The article attributes the reduction in trans fat in the food supply--and thus in the diets of Vancouver children--to the voluntary labelling and removal of trans fatty acids (TFA) by industry.
6) In order for a food product to be labelled "low in saturated fats", it must contain 2 g or less of a combination of saturated and trans fatty acids per serving (or per 100 g for pre-packaged meals) and it provides 15% or less energy from the sum of saturated and trans fatty acid.
trans fatty acids (TFAs) are isomers generated by this process to an extent that will depend on processing conditions.
Analysis of C18:1 cis and trans fatty acid isomers by the combination of gas-liquid chromatography of 4,4-dimethyloxazoline derivatives and methyl esters.
Understanding the complexity of trans fatty acid reduction in the American diet: American Heart Association Trans Fat Conference 2006: Report of the trans fat conference planning group.
If total n3 and n6 fat was simultaneously included in the model with saturated, monounsaturated, and trans fatty acid variables, the total polyunsaturated fatty acid variable was excluded.
The association between prostate cancer and trans fatty acid type 18:2, which results from the hydrogenation of linoleic acid, was statistically significant but was limited to organ-confined tumors, noted Dr.
The investigators reviewed blood samples from more than 14,000 adults, and measured trans fatty acid levels in the blood of 479 men with prostate cancer and 491 age-matched controls.
They aim to produce retail spreads with a trans fatty acid level below 1%, and the majority of spreads on the market are at or below this level.
As consumers become more concerned about the trans fatty acid content of their food, King & Prince Seafood has invested in technology to reduce trans fats in their products.