trans fat


Definition of trans fat

: a fat containing trans-fatty acids

Examples of trans fat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eateries now face city Health Department fines of at least $200 for exceeding a half-gram of trans fat per serving and up to $200 fines if they are caught offering children soda or other sugary drinks in kids’ meal packages. Rich Calder, WSJ, "New York City Small Businesses Would Get Refunds on Fines Under Council Bill," 28 Feb. 2021 The grocer sells natural and organic foods that are free of hormones, artificial sweeteners, antibiotics and trans fats. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Another Whole Foods competitor just bit the dust," 3 Feb. 2020 While her husband was in office, Obama helped the USDA usher in requirements demanding that schools offer more fruits and vegetables, abolish trans fats, serve only low-fat milk, and cut back on sodium. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "USDA plans to scrap Michelle Obama school lunch restrictions to allow for more flexibility," 17 Jan. 2020 But watered with care, skill and possibly love, the show grew into a kind, funny celebration of American life, in particular life in a Midwestern town where no one worries too much about the health effects of trans fats. Tom Gliatto,, "The Best TV Shows of the Decade, from Game of Thrones to Stranger Things," 23 Dec. 2019 There's the one about blood flow through arteries unimpeded by trans fats. Daniel Gallan, CNN, "Macho vegans: The documentary that's changing the script on plant-based diets," 18 Dec. 2019 French fries are dripping with heart- and waist-busting trans fats, and baked potatoes are loaded with deliciously fatty toppings like sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits. Good Housekeeping, "Are Potatoes Healthy? The Nutrition Facts of Everyone's Favorite Starchy Vegetable," 4 Oct. 2019 Respondents who were shown the current labeling scheme overestimated the amount of cholesterol, protein, sodium and trans fats in both meat and nontraditional meat products, but underestimated their calorie contents. Brandon Mcfadden, The Conversation, "Government restrictions on labeling products as ‘meat’ aren’t likely to help anyone," 8 Oct. 2019 In recent years, state lawmakers have blocked cities from banning trans fats, from running red-light cameras, from setting their own minimum wage, from collecting business taxes and from regulating oil and gas drilling. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Two developments this week seen as state government assault on Ohio cities," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of trans fat

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Trans fat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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trans fat


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

trans fat


Medical Definition of trans fat

: a fat containing trans-fatty acids

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