Trans fats, hydrogenated fats or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils are all synonyms that refer to a type of fat that results from the chemical transformation of vegetable oil. As a product of science, liquid oils became solid, and their predominant composition in unsaturated fatty acids changed to have mostly trans fats.
How Trans Fats Affect Your Health
Your body does not need or benefit from trans fats. Eating these fats increase your risk for health problems.
Cardiovascular disease risk:
Trans fats raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol.
They also lower your HDL (good) cholesterol.
High LDL along with low HDL levels can cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries (blood vessels). This increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Weight gain and diabetes risk:
Eating too much trans fat can cause you to gain weight. It may also increase your risk for type 2 diabetes. Cutting out high-fat foods can help keep your weight in check. Staying at a healthy weight can reduce your risk for other health problems.