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  1. elaidic acid(noun)

    a monounsaturated fatty acid that has the same structure as oleic acid except that it is a trans fatty acid; the major trans fatty acid in margarine and fried foods

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  1. Elaidic acid

    Elaidic acid is the major trans fat found in hydrogenated vegetable oils and occurs in small amounts in caprine and bovine milk and some meats. It is the trans isomer of oleic acid. The name of the elaidinization reaction comes from elaidic acid. Elaidic acid increases CETP activity, which in turn raises VLDL and lowers HDL cholesterol.

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