Definitions for "Trans fats"
See Trans Fatty Acids
These manmade fats form when vegetable oil hardens through a process called hydrogenation. This type of fat often shows up in processed foods like french fries, potato chips, cookies, and crackers, to add a crunchy texture or ensure a longer shelf life. Trans fats boost bad LDL cholesterol and blast heart-protective HDL cholesterol, making your body more at risk for heart disease.
Trans fats are created by processing oils into a saturated form. Trans fats should be avoided as much as possible.