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Trans fat (also known as trans fatty acids) is a specific type of fat formed when liquid oils are made into solid fats like shortening and hard margarine. However, a small amount of trans fat is found naturally, primarily in some animal-based foods.
Unhealthy lifestyle raises heart disease risk more than genetics

Unhealthy lifestyle raises heart disease risk more than genetics

British ready meals deemed healthier than those sold in India and China

British ready meals deemed healthier than those sold in India and China

Lowering blood pressure, sodium intake, and eliminating trans fat could prevent premature deaths

Lowering blood pressure, sodium intake, and eliminating trans fat could prevent premature deaths

Study estimates potential health and economic impacts of FDA's added sugar label

Study estimates potential health and economic impacts of FDA's added sugar label

WHO identifies non-communicable diseases as major threat to human health

WHO identifies non-communicable diseases as major threat to human health

Moderate amounts of healthy fats could soon be allowed in diets

Moderate amounts of healthy fats could soon be allowed in diets

Food labels have caused changes in consumers' intake and industry's use of key additives

Food labels have caused changes in consumers' intake and industry's use of key additives

Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce stroke risk in women

Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce stroke risk in women

Multivitamins and minerals do not protect heart health, study shows

Multivitamins and minerals do not protect heart health, study shows

Multivitamin and mineral supplements do not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Multivitamin and mineral supplements do not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Salads should be selected carefully by people slimming for summer

Salads should be selected carefully by people slimming for summer

WHO launches multiyear campaign to eliminate use of trans fat

WHO launches multiyear campaign to eliminate use of trans fat

Study: Vitamin or mineral supplements are not beneficial for preventing or treating heart disease

Study: Vitamin or mineral supplements are not beneficial for preventing or treating heart disease

American Heart Association certifies select peanuts with Heart-Check mark

American Heart Association certifies select peanuts with Heart-Check mark

Research: Many UK parents unaware about detrimental effects of spouted baby food on child’s development

Research: Many UK parents unaware about detrimental effects of spouted baby food on child’s development

Banning trans fats is linked to reduced hospital admissions, say researchers

Banning trans fats is linked to reduced hospital admissions, say researchers

Restriction on trans fats in foods could reduce rates of heart attack and stroke

Restriction on trans fats in foods could reduce rates of heart attack and stroke

Professor shares health tips for preventing stroke

Professor shares health tips for preventing stroke

Fiscal policies could help reduce consumption of sugary drinks, new WHO report reveals

Fiscal policies could help reduce consumption of sugary drinks, new WHO report reveals

Specific high-fat diets linked to increased tumor formation in mouse model of intestinal cancer

Specific high-fat diets linked to increased tumor formation in mouse model of intestinal cancer