trans fat


Definition of trans fat

: a fat containing trans-fatty acids

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Researchers in Canada found that some people with genes known to boost the risk of heart problems who also ate a diet high in trans fats and simple carbs were 200 percent more likely to have a heart attack than people without those genes. Jessica Girdwain, Redbook, "What's Your Health Confession?," 15 Feb. 2012 They were hailed in the early 2000s as an alternative to trans fat, a type of unsaturated fat found to increase the risk of heart disease. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018 The World Health Organization has called for a global elimination of artificial trans fats in foods by 2023. Sandy Bauers,, "Good fats, bad fats, and why the ketogenic diet matters," 13 July 2018 In Denmark, the first country to ban trans fats from food products, the results have also been dramatic. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says," 14 May 2018 Artificial trans fats are created in an industrial process. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "WHO calls for elimination of trans fat in all foods by 2023," 14 May 2018 As of yesterday, artificial trans fats are banished from U.S. restaurants and grocery stores, The Post's Caitlin Dewey reports. Washington Post, "The Health 202: The Trump administration will allow people to buy cheaper health plans. But they won't have certain Obamacare benefits.," 19 June 2018 But in the early 1990s, research began turning up powerful links between artificial trans fats, cholesterol and heart disease. Author: Caitlin Dewey, Anchorage Daily News, "Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, are officially banned," 19 June 2018 By next month, food manufacturers supplying U.S. consumers are expected to have reformulated their products to drive down trans fats to negligible levels. Melissa Healy,, "Health officials launch ambitious plan to rid the world of trans fats," 15 May 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trans fat

technical : a type of fat that is found especially in some vegetable oils and that is bad for your health

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Medical Definition of trans fat

: a fat containing trans-fatty acids

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