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Trans fats and health - introduction

The trans fats created during hydrogenation are uniquely bad for human health - far worse than the saturated animal fats and saturated tropical oils that many people are scared of. This is because they are unnatural fats, which do not exist in nature: unsaturated fats which mimic saturated fats.

Trans fats confuse the human body and its various metabolic pathways. As a result they end up in the wrong places, doing the wrong thing. And so they send tens of even hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to an early grave every year.

Specifically, dietary trans fats

For further information, see Health impacts and Scientific and other reports.

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