Trans fatty acids and coronary heart disease.

  title={Trans fatty acids and coronary heart disease.},
  author={A. Ascherio and M. Katan and P. Zock and M. Stampfer and W. Willett},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={340 25},
  • A. Ascherio, M. Katan, +2 authors W. Willett
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • Trans unsaturated fatty acids are produced commercially in large quantities by heating vegetable oils in the presence of metal catalysts and hydrogen to form shortening and margarine.1 They are so named because the carbon atoms adjacent to their double bonds are on opposite sides, resulting in a straight configuration and a solid state at room temperature. In contrast, naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acids contain double bonds as cis isomers, with adjacent carbons on the same side of the… CONTINUE READING
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