transfats should be totally banned from food products?
July 17, 2007 9:29pm CST
TransFats, also known as transfatty acids are formed when liquid oils go through the chemical process of hydrogenation to make the oils more solid. Found to be moreharmful than saturated fat, transfats are common in may fried foodsas well as in processed meat products. People who are exposed to it are more prone to cardiovascular disease. Compared to saturated fat, transfats can be considered twice as bad because it increases the bad cholesterol(LDL) level in the body and at the same time decrease the good (HDL) level. When consumed overtime, these transfats are deposited in the arteries, causing clogging.