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Flikr The US Food and Drug Assoc Avoiding Trans Fat, June 11, 2015

Blog by Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDN

Click here for the audio cast Trans Fat Update with Dr. Kristi Crowe-White 

More key take aways from the Trans Fat Update webinar according to Dr. Crowe-White:

Trans Fats = partially hydrogenated fats which negatively influence HDL and LDL among other adverse health effects

Fully hydrogenated fats contain no double bonds which mean there is no place for a trans bond.  Thus, these act like saturated fats in the body.

Do not focus on the word hydrogenated but rather on the adjective preceding it.  Partially hydrogenated fats are TRANS FATS.  Fully hydrogenated fats act just like saturated fats in the body.

I hope this webinar and audio cast clears up any confusion about trans fat, sources of trans fat and implications for health and nutrition in your practice.


This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of OneOp (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the OneOp Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebookon Twitterand LinkedIn.