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trans-fatty

 

Definition: This acid is the main component of manufactured fats. By hydrogenation, polyunsaturated fatty acids are stabilized to keep them solid and increase their shelf-life without turning rancid at room temperature. Trans-fatty acids have been associated with heart disease and cancer.

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