Trans fatty acids have been proven to raise “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) – the number one cause of death in the U.S. These harmful fats are found in vegetable shortening, some margarines, most crackers, cookies and other baked goods, as well as candies, snack foods, fried foods, salad dressings and many processed foods. Foods contain trans-fats if the ingredient label includes “shortening,” “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” or “hydrogenated vegetable oil.”
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