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  1. trans fatty acidnoun

    a fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape); found in processed foods such as margarine and fried foods and puddings and commercially baked goods and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils


  1. trans fatty acidnoun

    An unsaturated fatty acid in which one or more of the double bonds has the trans orientation instead of the usual cis orientation.


  1. trans fatty acid

    Trans fat, also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids, or trans fatty acids, is a type of unsaturated fat that occurs in foods. Trace concentrations of trans fats occur naturally, but large amounts are found in some processed foods. Since consumption of trans fats is unhealthy, artificial trans fats are highly regulated or banned in many nations. However, they are still widely consumed in developing nations, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Serious interest has been given to determining their sources, to better avoid them.


  1. trans fatty acid

    Trans fatty acid, also known as trans fat, is a type of unsaturated fat that occurs in small amounts in meat and milk fat. It also can be produced industrially in a process called hydrogenation, which is used to convert liquid vegetable oils into solid or semi-solid fats like margarine and shortening. These artificially produced trans fats are considered unhealthy due to their propensity to raise "bad" (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower "good" (HDL) cholesterol levels, in turn increasing the risk of heart disease. The structure of trans fatty acid is unique as its hydrogen atoms are on opposite sides of the carbon chain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trans fatty acid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trans fatty acid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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