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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References in periodicals archive ?
Hankinson et al., "Dietary intake of trans fatty acids and systemic inflammation in women," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol.
Baer, "Vaccenic acid and trans fatty acid isomers from partially hydrogenated oil both adversely affect LDL cholesterol: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol.
Nutritional information indicated 5 g of total lipid content, 3.6 g of monounsaturated fatty acids, 0.7 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids, 0.7 g of saturated fatty acids and 0 g of trans fatty acids.
Instead, the new recommendation is to emphasize the use of healthful fats (such as olive oil and nuts), while avoiding harmful fats (such as trans fatty acids).
Trans fatty acids: Trans fatty acids (TFA) by definition are geometric isomers of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids having at least one carbon-carbon double bond
Determination of Trans Fatty Acid Content in Soybean Oil.
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.
Keywords: Chips; Fatty acid profile; trans fatty acids; Chromatographic technique.
Dietary trans fatty acid. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 20(3), 143-146.
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.
Women with the highest trans fatty acid content in red blood cells were three times more likely to develop heart disease than women with the lowest trans fatty acid content in red blood cells.