Partially Hydrogenated Oil

Oils

Potentially Harmful

Details

Definition
Hydrogenation in the process in which liquid unsaturated fats are turned into solid fat by adding hydrogen
AKAs
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Health Impact
Abundant in omega 6 fatty acids, throwing off our bodies healthy balance of omega 3 to 6 and leading to chronic inflammation. The process of hydrogenation creates trans fats, which are directly correlated to many health disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, obesities, and allergies.

Sources

Trans fatty acids and cardiovascular risk: A unique cardiometabolic imprint?
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11883-007-0065-9
Trans fats—sources, health risks and alternative approach - A review
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3551118/

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