Category Archives: Trans Fatty Acids

Synthetic Trans Fats Easy to Remove From Diet? Oh Really…..

In a recent study the effects of synthetic and natural trans fats on markers for cardiovascular disease were compared in healthy individuals (see 31 August 2017). Specifically the authors investigated the effects of the trans fats on changes to the … Continue reading

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Natural Versus Synthetic Trans Fats

The nutrition of dietary fat is highly complex, and often misunderstood. In human nutrition there are a number of distinct groups of dietary fat and they can all have different physiological and biochemical effects. The main groups of dietary fat … Continue reading

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Natural Versus Trans Fats

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Trans Fat Labelling Lowers Intakes

Vegetables oils are a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and this makes them liquid at room temperature. However, vegetable oils can undergo a process called hydrogenation, whereby under the presence of a catalyst, the fatty acid molecules can be … Continue reading

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Vegetable Spreads Versus Butter

Butter is made by churning milk. In this process the milk fat is agitated and this causes a change in the physical composition of the milk. Milk is an emulsion whereby the fat molecules are suspended in the watery medium … Continue reading

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Trans Fats and Fructose: The Slow March to The Grave

The Western diet is increasingly being implicated in the development of Western lifestyle disease such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia. Investigators have analysed the components of the Western diet and found that the lack of … Continue reading

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Cooking With Fats

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Trans Fat Metabolism (Rats)

Trans fatty acids are unsaturated fatty acids that have hydrogen molecules oriented on the same side of the carbon chain at the double bond. This is in contrast to cis fatty acids that have hydrogen molecules orientated on the opposite … Continue reading

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What Is A High Quality Diet?

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How Do Trans Fats Contribute to Insulin Resistance?

Oxidised fats can interfere with insulin resistance because they initiate free radical chain reactions that can lead to oxidative stress. This oxidative stress then interferes with the insulin signal cascade decreasing the strength of the insulin signal reaching the interior … Continue reading

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