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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.
Study: Calcium supplements may not increase risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Study: Calcium supplements may not increase risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Clinical Therapeutics features a special report on trans fat

Clinical Therapeutics features a special report on trans fat

Concession stands can benefit from offering healthy foods, shows study

Concession stands can benefit from offering healthy foods, shows study

Article examines the health aspects of trans fat substitutes

Article examines the health aspects of trans fat substitutes

Health policy insiders reveal processes behind Bloomberg Administration's public health successes

Health policy insiders reveal processes behind Bloomberg Administration's public health successes

Nutritional value of food advertised on children's TV programs is worse, shows study

Nutritional value of food advertised on children's TV programs is worse, shows study

State roundup: Candidate Berwick floats 'single payer;' Minn. reps pushing against med device tax; restore Medi-Cal cuts?

State roundup: Candidate Berwick floats 'single payer;' Minn. reps pushing against med device tax; restore Medi-Cal cuts?

Artificial trans fatty acids not needed anymore

Artificial trans fatty acids not needed anymore

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds FDA’s efforts to reduce PHOs in processed foods

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds FDA’s efforts to reduce PHOs in processed foods

Implementing powerful health promotion strategies can help save lives of Canadians

Implementing powerful health promotion strategies can help save lives of Canadians

Research letter examines nutritional profile of meals from sit-down restaurants

Research letter examines nutritional profile of meals from sit-down restaurants

Menus at fast food restaurants still lack nutritional quality

Menus at fast food restaurants still lack nutritional quality

Banning trans fat may prevent some of the world’s biggest killer diseases

Banning trans fat may prevent some of the world’s biggest killer diseases

Women still underestimate the seriousness of heart disease

Women still underestimate the seriousness of heart disease

Cancer Institute of New Jersey to benefit from Panera Bread's Pink Ribbon Bagel

Cancer Institute of New Jersey to benefit from Panera Bread's Pink Ribbon Bagel

Government regulation of portion sizes can effectively prevent obesity epidemic

Government regulation of portion sizes can effectively prevent obesity epidemic

Trans fat ban in NYC can improve quality of meals purchased outside the home

Trans fat ban in NYC can improve quality of meals purchased outside the home

Dow announces Omega-9 Oils as first Breakthrough to World Challenges

Dow announces Omega-9 Oils as first Breakthrough to World Challenges

Bloomberg's proposed super-size soda ban is latest attack on portion size in war against obesity

Bloomberg's proposed super-size soda ban is latest attack on portion size in war against obesity

Study finds natural ruminant trans fats not harmful

Study finds natural ruminant trans fats not harmful