Trans fat, or trans fatty acids, are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil. Trans fat can be found in vegetable shortenings, crackers, cookies, snack foods, and other foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils. Why Should You Care? Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that trans fats could be a leading cause of obesity and heart disease. They also have been positively correlated with coronary artery disease, Alzheimer's disease, ...

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