Fantastic book/chapter on Trans Fatty Acid (Nutrition and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases) ….. otherwise known as the vegetable oil most fast foods are cooked with.
I’m only able to include the link for the teaser without getting into trouble for posting “paid for” material. Nonetheless, there are nuggets just in the teaser.
Trans Fatty Acids are consistently associated with coronary heart disease, as well as sudden death.
Other things TFA’s are good at?
raising triglycerides (one of the reasons triglycerides are often thought of as the “tattletale” on a lipid panel… it is a marker (usually) of the junk someone is consuming.
lowering HDL while raising LDL ( what we think of as “good” vs “bad” cholesterol)
raising lipoprotein(a): the worst type of LDL that increases risk for blood clots
promoting generalized body inflammation
promoting insulin resistance (which leads to diabetes)
visceral fat (no amount of working out to compensate for diet will get rid of this so you can eat junk and still have 6pack abs)
Why are they even allowed in the food industry? Good question! Follow the money. They are cheap, and increase shelf stability of products, making something “stay fresh (ha!)” longer.
You can read what is free to read here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/neuros…/trans-fatty-acid
Know better. Do better. Be better.
Take care of that temple….. it’s the only one we’ve got!