Trans fats: foods, facts, and biology.

S. Young, Douglas Mashek

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Trans fatty acids (TFAs) have made headlines because of the federal government's recent regulatory steps to reduce dietary intake of these potentially dangerous compounds. This review will focus on the chemistry of TFAs, their dietary sources, their association with various chronic diseases, and the possible mechanisms explaining their biological effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008


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