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Why Trans Fat Is So Bad – and What Is It, Anyway?

Why Trans Fat Is So Bad - and What Is It, Anyway?

Trans fat isn't crooked—and that's the problem. Though it's chemically identical to natural fats, it doesn't bend. Here's a clear and simple explanation of why, what it means, and why trans fats are so dangerous.

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We have been indoctrinated about fats for decades. Starting in the 1950′s, we were inundated with ads about how bad saturated fat is. We were, and still are, advised by our doctors to avoid butter and use margarine, or better yet, avoid fats altogether. Fairly recently, conflicting information has been coming out. Polyunsaturated fat is good...no, it's bad. Monounsaturated fat is good. Fat that's solid at room temperature is bad. No, coconut oil is good...and so forth.

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