trans fat


: a fat containing trans-fatty acids

Examples of trans fat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are made without high fructose corn syrup and have 0 grams of trans fat. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2023 Trans Fats In addition to raising LDL (bad) cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, trans fats may also be bad for your skin. Kiera Aaron, Health, 12 Aug. 2023 Certain diet adjustments, such as decreasing carbohydrates, increasing protein, avoiding trans fats, and minimizing alcohol, can all help. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 16 Aug. 2023 But some oils contain trans fat, often used in restaurant deep fryers. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2023 Some animal products naturally have trace amounts of trans fats. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 27 June 2023 Olive Oil Certain fats, such as saturated and trans fats, can increase your cholesterol—but that is not the case for all fats. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Rd, Health, 20 June 2023 The World Health Organization recommends no more than 30% of total caloric intake should come from fat, with less than 10% of that coming from saturated fats and less than 1% from trans fats. USA TODAY, 2 July 2023 Even organic brands of popcorn may have some trans fat. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 27 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trans fat was in 1978

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“Trans fat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

trans fat

: a fat containing trans-fatty acids
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