Hydrogenated Fat

Definition of Hydrogenated Fat:

Usually containing trans-fatty acids (or simply "trans" fats), hydrogenated fats show up mostly in margarine, shortening and many prepared and processed foods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, potato chips and other deep-fried foods.  The best way to spot hydrogenated fats is to read the ingredient lists on foods and identify those listing hydrogenated or "partially" hydrogenated fats.

Also: Hydrogenated Fats, Hydrogenated Oil, Hydrogenated Oils

Topics Related to Hydrogenated Fat

Atherosclerosis

...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“...Hydrogenated oils are at least, if not more, atherogenic than saturated fats...”
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Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Monounsaturated Oils
“...Avoid the use of hydrogenated fats (they contain trans-fatty acids) which may be worse than saturated fats in contributing to heart disease...”

Effects of a High Fat Diet

...the condition
“...They are found in most packaged foods listed on the label as 'partially hydrogenated' or 'hydrogenated oil'...”

Hydrogenated Fats Avoidance

...as a treatment
“Partially hydrogenated oils do not exist in nature...”
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